“Travelers who use iPhones are more willing to splurge on their vacations. Apple users were willing to spend $32 or nearly 25% more per night on accommodation than an Android user, according to a survey of consumers using the Trivago app over the last 12 months,” Quentin Fottrell reports for MarketWatch. “The average hotel price selected by users with iPhones and iPads was $166 per night. For Android users, the average price was $134 per night.”
“Finding a bargain was also a priority for Android users with 52% selecting hotels costing less than $100 per night, the survey found, compared with just 39% for those with Apple devices,” Fottrell reports. “And American travelers with Apple products are willing to fork over much more for a hotel, with 20% of iOS users selecting rooms between $200 and $250 per night, compared with 12% of Android users.”
“While 40% of both Apple and Android users first selected three-star properties when searching for hotels,” Fottrell reports, “29% of Android users opted for two star properties after first searching for a three-star hotel, the survey found, while 36% of Apple users favored hotels with four and five stars.”
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Android settler: Your place got a pool?
Hotel clerk: We have a pool and a pond… Pond’d be good for you.
As we explained nearly three years ago:
Google made a crucial mistake: They gave away Android to “partners” who pushed and continue to push the product into the hands of the exact opposite type of user that Google needs for Android to truly thrive. Hence, Android is a backwater of second-rate, or worse, app versions that are only downloaded when free or ad-supported – but the Android user is notoriously cheap, so the ads don’t sell for much because they don’t work very well. You’d have guessed that Google would have understood this, but you’d have guessed wrong.
Google built a platform that depends heavily on advertising support, but sold it to the very type of customer who’s the least likely to patronize ads.
iOS users are the ones who buy apps, so developers focus on iOS users. iOS users buy products, so accessory makers focus on iOS users. iOS users have money and the proven will to spend it, so vehicle makers focus on iOS users. Etcetera. Android can have the “Hee Haw” demographic. Apple doesn’t want it or need it; it’s far more trouble than it’s worth. – MacDailyNews, November 26, 2012
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David E.” for the heads up.]
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