“Developers made over $10 billion building apps for iOS in 2014 – and are likely to make even more cash in 2015 as the ascendant Apple empire strikes back,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“Apple claims the first week of January set a new record for App Store revenue – over half a billion dollars has been spent on apps and in-app purchases so far – and New Year’s Day 2015 saw the biggest number of apps sold in a single day ever. App Store developers have earned a cumulative $25 billion from the sale of apps and games, Apple said,” Evans writes. “In the other corner, Samsung is warning of its first annual profit decline since 2011 as sales of its smartphones plummet as the message gets out that Apple makes better phones. Apple’s new smartphones are so in vogue people will go to incredible lengths to get hold of one. It’s not just Samsung. Android share fell by 2 percentage points, Kantar Worldpanel said. It fell 3 percentage points across Europe’s five biggest countries, and tanked by an astonishing 6.7 percentage points in the UK.”
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Evans writes, “That’s the environment we find ourselves in as Apple enters 2015, a year in which developers have a reasonable chance to make a lot of cash developing for iOS.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “jpbeads13” for the heads up.]