Android’s popularity continues to skyrocket, and recently we’ve heard from a number of analysts predicting that the volume of apps on the Market is about to surpass that of Apple’s App Store. For example, research2guidance reckons it’ll happen by August.
But it’s not all good news on the Android Market front. A sexily in-depth 25-page report by Distimo looks at download volumes across the different app stores, with a particular focus on the Android Market.
Among Distimo’s major findings, it notes that 20% of all free apps and 80% of all paid applications have been downloaded less than 100 times. Eighty percent! Bloomin’ ‘eck. How depressing is that?
Apparently only two paid applications have surpassed the 500,000 mark on Android to date, worldwide. Meanwhile, six paid apps surpassed half-a-million on Apple’s App Store. In two months. In the US alone. Eek.
Focusing on games, Distimo reveals that only five paid games on the Android Market have had over 250,000 downloads to date worldwide (can you see where this is going?). On the App Store, 10 paid games performed the same feat. In two months. In the US alone. Double eek.
The report makes for interesting reading. I demand that you head over to Distimo and download it. It’s free.