Google Play Continues to Gain on Apple’s App Store

A new report from Distimo – a trusted provider of mobile app store analytics for developers – indicates that revenue for the Android based Google Play store is climbing… and fast. In November of 2012, for example, revenue from Google Play made up only 19% of combined total revenue between the Apple App Store and …   Read More

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A new report from Distimo – a trusted provider of mobile app store analytics for developers – indicates that revenue for the Android based Google Play store is climbing… and fast.

In November of 2012, for example, revenue from Google Play made up only 19% of combined total revenue between the Apple App Store and Google Play. As of April 2013, that reality had changed.

Google Play’s share increased by 8%, now making up 27% of the combined total revenue of the two stores.

Although the gains are notable, Apple still continues to lead the market with 74% of the combined total revenue though.

What’s interesting to note, however, is that Amazon is fast becoming a major competitor to the app store dominance of Google and Apple.

“The Amazon Appstore is rapidly becoming more and more competitive with Google Play,” the new Distimo report reads. “The number of applications in the Amazon Appstore has grown significantly over the last year, especially in terms of paid applications where the Amazon Appstore and Google Play are nearly neck and neck in terms of downloads.”

To download the report from Distimo at no charge, click here.

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