App Annie Q3 report: Google Play served more downloads, but App Store brought in more revenue

  1. Google Play served more downloads than Apple's App Store in the past three months, but the latter surpassed the former in terms of revenue, according to App Annie's latest quarterly market report.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    In the three years I've been using Android I've never downloaded a paid app and hope never to do so. I've always found a free alternative.
    The only app I have which I'm prepared to pay for is WhatsApp but they keep extending my years free trial by another year without fail, not that I'm complaining.
    That said I'm not an app junkie, all the apps I use are free anyway and if they're infested by ad's, no problem, I don't see them, I have AdBlock Plus installed (which is also free). As for playing games, I have a PC solely for that little distraction so there's absolutely no reason for me to consider them, besides gaming without a mouse and keyboard just isn't in my vocabulary.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
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  3. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    In writing paid android apps, the logistics are just not there for most to handle large scale downloads. Fields are missing to identify who wants a refund, etc. I really think I'm pioneering the field and not many people are making money at it, to be humble.
  4. You're exactly like me, except I use Windows Phones. I prefer them because of there simpler, to the point, interface. Although it is nice that they now allow background images, and have a notification centre, which basically just compliments the already simple GUI. I have maybe 4 or 5 apps on my phone, half of which I hardly ever use. WhatsApp I have installed, also hardly ever used, but I still prefer SMS, and since I get bundled SMS's for free, its no big deal. At least with an SMS I am guaranteed of getting a message through, instead of hoping the other person has their data connection on. Anyways, one could argue that people like us shouldn't even be using a smartphone then, which may be true, but it is handy to have the option of being able to do something should the need arise. I still however find peoples fascination with having all these hard-core type games on their phones, I.e. GTA, on their phones quite perplexing. Its no wonder people are suffering more from near sightedness, and I would go mad using such a tiny display. For other things, having a simple, and I mean SIMPLE, editor for whatever you are doing whether that be photo editing, or text editing or just to run a demonstration quickly is all good, but some people take the idea of having apps to a whole new level by having 50 or more apps. A few basic apps should get you by until you get to a desktop, or laptop if you really cant wait, at least that's my opinion on the matter.

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