Distimo Report Probes State of Android App Developers

Based on the findings presented in the newest Distimo publication, developers creating apps for the Android platform for the Google Android Market and the Amazon Appstore are generating big revenue with their creations.

“Of all the applications that are available in both stores,” Distimo says, “110 applications generated at least $200 each day in one of the stores during the last week of January. 42 of these applications generated more revenue in the Amazon Appstore than in Google Android Market. Of the total income these 110 applications generated in both stores, 28% was generated in the Amazon Appstore.”

Not surprisingly, the app boom has been aided greatly by the recent launch and subsequent popularity of the Kindle Fire.

In light of the holidays, the total number of downloads generated by the top 100 apps in the Amazon Appstore increased fourteen-fold in December 2011, compared to two months earlier.

Other key findings of the report include:

  • The Google Android Market has about fourteen times more applications available than the Amazon Appstore, however the Amazon Appstore is catching up in size.
  • Paid applications are in the minority in the Google Android Market.
  • The average price of the top 100 paid applications in the Amazon Appstore is 40% lower than in the Google Android Market.

To learn more, check out the Distimo blog by clicking here.