Analysts from the company’s App Annie, who conducted the study online shopping mobile Apple apps and Google, say that last year revenue App Store was four times greater than that of Google Play.
According to Vice President of Business Development App Annie Bertrand Schmitt, between competing online kiosk is still a huge gap in income, but it is being phased out.
Thus, according to the researchers, the revenues of software hosted in Google Play in the period from October 2011 to October 2012 increased by 311%, while the corresponding figure for iOS was only 12.9%. By downloading free applications the situation is similar: Google Play grew by 48% year on year, and App Store – only 3.3%.
Leaders of countries to pump on a mobile platform Apple are the U.S. and China.At the beginning of the year to U.S. accounted for 33% of all downloads. Nine months later, in October, the U.S. share was already 25.3%, with China reduces the difference and already holds 15.3%.
The situation is different in Google Play, here such a large share of the market there is not a single country. Korea, as the home of Samsung, is currently ranked second on the free downloads after the U.S.. Korea ahead of Japan, which is in fourth place, almost in half. India won the third place, ahead of Japan.