Distimo’s new Report, “The New Apps in the Crowd,” takes a fascinating look at who the newcomers are in the application market.
More interestingly, perhaps, are the report projections regarding which new applications we should be on the lookout for in 2013.
Distimo’s publication covers the Apple App Store for iPhone, the Apple App Store for iPad, and Google Play from October 2012 through January 2013.
Of the top 250 publishers in the Apple App Store for iPhone in the U.S. only 2% are new publishers, compared to 3% for Google Play in the U.S., Distimo finds.
The newcomers in Google Play have published more applications than the new publishers in the Apple App Stores for iPhone and iPad. The top 250 new publishers in the U.S. in Google Play published an average of six free applications, while the top new pubs in the U.S. in the Apple App Store for iPhone published an average of two free applications.
The data also shows that 17% of the top 300 applications in the Apple App Store for iPhone in the U.S. were new applications. 12% of the top 300 applications in the U.S. were new in Google Play.
Curiously, the new applications in Google Play gained relatively more revenue than the new applications in the Apple App Store during the four months from October 2012 through January 2013. 18% of the total revenue (including in-app purchases) went to new Google Play applications in the U.S., while just 12% went to new applications in the Apple App Store for iPhone.
To check out the new report in full and at no cost, click here.