The Apple App Store has been the centerpiece of iOS’s application distribution system. Millions of iPhone users worldwide download apps and other fun things from the app store every single day and according to recent reports it seems that Apple’s version is quite a bit more effective and significantly more profitable than Android’s counterpart.
The App Store is apparently managing about 85% of all mobile app revenue, which clearly shows that Apple is doing a much better job monetizing apps than Android. While just as many free apps are available for Apple as for Android the Apple user base is clearly more inclined to actually purchase apps through the App Store and thus developers and publishers are also significantly more likely to make some money in the process. This is great news for basically all Apple developers and not so great news for Android fans.