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Games played a major part in the increased revenue for both parties

Game apps for iOS pummeled Android game apps when it came to revenue for the fourth quarter, but Android is growing quickly.

According to App Annie's Index, iOS games earned 3.5 times the revenue of Android games in Q4 2012. The iOS App Store increased its overall revenue by 20 percent from Q3 to Q4 2012 while the Google Play store doubled its app revenue in the same time period. However, iOS still raked in more cash.

The top revenue makers for iOS (ordered from 1-10 on the top 10 list) included apps by Electronic Arts (EA), Supercell, Gameloft, GREE, Inc., HungHo Online Entertainment, Zynga, Kabam, NHN Corp., SQUARE ENIX and Rovio Entertainment.

For the Google Play store, game companies occupied nine out of the top 10 list for best revenue-making apps. NHN Corp. held the No. 1 spot.

The top five countries contributing to iOS app revenue were the U.S., Japan, the UK, Australia and Canada. For the Google Play store, the top three were Japan, the U.S. and South Korea.

Source: Games Industry

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RE: Something odd is going on with Android
By Reclaimer77 on 1/31/2013 6:22:51 PM , Rating: 0
So if you are app developer, would you A) Develop apps for iOS B) Develop apps for Android

C)BOTH. dumbass.

If you are a restaurant owner, do you make fun of customers who is willing to pay premium for your food and services? I'm puzzled by your logic.

REALLY stupid god

RE: Something odd is going on with Android
By web2dot0 on 2/1/2013 4:12:03 AM , Rating: 2
You don't do both because you only have time to do one jackass. If I do, what's there to discuss? I want to be rich and don't have to work too ..... jackass.

REALLY stupid ... OMG.

RE: Something odd is going on with Android
By TakinYourPoints on 2/1/2013 5:50:15 AM , Rating: 3
Exactly. Putting more time and resources and money into developing for a less profitable platform is why even the largest companies continue to put Android development as a second priority (not just in terms of porting but also in terms of quality and polish) or none at all.

Even Microsoft will release their applications on iOS nearly a year before an Android port comes out, and (this surprises me) the best versions of Google Maps and Voice Search are currently iOS. It makes some sense since Google makes so much more search revenue from iOS, but still...

By RufusM on 2/1/2013 11:31:28 AM , Rating: 2
This is anecdotal, but here's my observations:

Between the iPhone and Android users I know, I'm the only Android person tuned into what's happening with the platform and apps. They have no idea what ICS and JB even are. They know they get a good experience with email, GPS and some other nice apps. They buy some apps, but some of them won't pay for an app if they can get one that's "good enough" for free, ad-supported or not.

The iPhone users I know are more tuned into what's going on with iOS and which are the best apps. My friends that own iPhones, in general, are looser with their finances and they buy more luxury items. They also buy more apps. (I don't mean they make more money that most of my other friends they just spend more on luxury goods.)

Personally, I prefer a paid app over an ad-supported app and I will pay for apps that give me value. In cases where the developer has an optional donation, I donate to them if I receive value from their app.

RE: Something odd is going on with Android
By Reclaimer77 on 2/1/2013 8:42:24 PM , Rating: 2
No, not "exactly". You guys are living in a fantasy world.

By TakinYourPoints on 2/2/2013 5:21:38 AM , Rating: 2
A fantasy world where Google makes several times more ad revenue from iOS than they do from Android, where Android mobile traffic is a fraction of iOS, where the iPhone 5 doubled the GS3's mobile traffic in under a quarter, where developer profits are much higher, and where app development is much easier and more profitable.

Yes, a fantasy world.

Come on dude, nobody is telling anyone to "hate Android", its all just pointing out reality. Don't be offended by it.

RE: Something odd is going on with Android
By retrospooty on 2/1/2013 1:08:10 PM , Rating: 2
"You don't do both because you only have time to do one jackass."

You should probably re-think that. Android is growing far faster than Apple and it will be the most profitable eventually... It's inevitable, there is no way around it. Per device, IOS give you more, but at some point in 2013 or 2014 there will simply be too many Android users to ignore it as a platform.

By retrospooty on 2/1/2013 1:09:39 PM , Rating: 2
derp... I meant to post this link.

"Meanwhile, Google saw a 700% growth from December to January when it comes to app revenue. Overall, in Q4 2012, Google Play revenue grew 200% compared to Appleā€™s 20% growth:"

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