Paid Apps Don't Stand a Chance on Google Play
This chart illustrates the differences between Apple's App Store and Google Play in terms of app monetization. It appears as if paid apps are much less likely to be successful on Google Play than in the iOS App Store.
- Number of apps available in leading app stores as of May 2015
Number of apps available in leading app stores 2015
- Distribution of free and paid Android apps in the Google Play Store from 2009 to 2015
Distribution of free and paid Android apps 2009-2015
- Percentage of paid app revenues worldwide from 2011 to 2017
Share of paid-for app revenues worldwide 2011-2017
- Most popular Apple App Store categories 2015Most popular Apple App Store categories 2015
- Revenue distribution between the Apple App Store and Google Play as of November 2013Revenue distribution between the Apple App Store and Google Play as of November 2013
- WhatsApp Messenger revenue in the Apple App Store and Google Play in April 2013WhatsApp Messenger revenue in the Apple App Store and Google Play in April 2013
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