3 months in..comparison between iOS, Android and Windows Phone sales
UPDATE: New post detailing it almost 12 months later
I have been reading some articles recently that have struck a nerve with me. All of them refer to one platform as having a bigger market share than another, will be bigger in 2015 etc.etc. The articles I have recently read are the following…
All of these are great but what do they mean to a developer like me? Well nothing actually…..why?
I suspect that type of person is different for each platform and that iOS for example are more likely to buy apps. I really don’t know why or get to the bottom of it but that is what I think from my dealings with all these users of each platform. And at the end of the day I don’t care how many devices are out there with a certain OS if those users aren’t into buying apps.
For a few months now we have had our “Plane Finder” app available for the major 3 platforms largely due to demand from the user base. I have put together a graph of sales from the 3 platforms without actual numbers so you can compare side by side how they fare!
Hopefully I can present a typical picture here with anyone looking to port across their apps to different platforms and this may change over time. Certainly Android and Windows Phone in the last few weeks have picked up slightly but nothing to write home about!
(Click for bigger view!)
(Note….iPad sales are excluded so this is a phone for phone comparison!)
Also check out the web map that makes all of this happen… http://planefinder.net
The y-axis starts at zero and is linear. You should be able to visibly see the multiplier.
This is paid apps only.