Are apps able to make money in Android Marketplace? (or, what is the business case?)

by Anil » Sat, 07 Mar 2009 06:20:13 GMT


Sponsored Links
 An acquaintance who runs a small business (not in the mobile area) and
employs one programmer, is wondering whether to develop apps for
Android Marketplace. He wondered  whether it is financial sense to do
so and I recommended the Android marketplace, but do not want to
mislead him. While the commercial success of the iPhone marketplace is
well known, what has been the commercial story of apps sold in the
Android marketplace?
How many downloads per month, how much sales volume in $, average
price of an app, how many are free downloads vs paid, how many apps,
how many G1 phones are around etc. Are there any reliable statistics
from Google on this?


--~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~



Other Threads

1. Eclipse + cupcake + other android projects in build path = VerifyError

I fixed the problem just by modifying .classpath, AndroidManifest.xml and
adding build.xml

Best Regards

Eric Chen


On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Guillaume Perrot










--~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~

2. The android-porting list is now partially moderated.

I have just turned on moderation control for the android-porting
mailing list. The goal is only to reduce the amount of spam on the
list. There is no plan for any active moderation or membership
control.

For existing members, this should reduce the amount of spam in the
list. Please give it a couple of days to wind down.

New memberships will still be granted automatically. There is no
intention to limit group membership, and new members will be able to
receive and read messages immediately.

For new members, your first post will be moderated. Please allow 24
hours for your first post to go through, and please don't keep
reposting. Once you have posted successfully, you will be allowed to
post freely.

I hope this improves things for all members of android-porting.

-dan (with thanks to Andy S for most of the above text)

--~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~
unsubscribe: android-porting+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com
website: 

3. Motorola coming out with Android handsets this year.

4. Could not find MyApp.apk!

5. compiling application with full android source code

6. Date in sms

7. SlidingDoor issue #1?