Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2012 in the App Store - Infographics

app store 2012 2012 en la App Store Infografia

With 750,000 apps in the App Store with over 500 million iTunes accounts with credit cards for shopping enabled with a single click, surprisingly little has remained iOS as the platform of choice for most developers moving, despite the advantage of Android turnover. While only a small number of developers making millions takes applications, distance running means that an application is successful, in most cases is causing many developers unable to keep their jobs.

Appsfire, dedicated to the discovery of web applications in the App Store, has analyzed key trends of 2012 and applications has created a inforgrafĂ­a highlighting the current App Store ecosystem.

In 2012, 339,164 were created 95,468 new applications and new developers joined the Apple platform. Among other conclusions, we emphasize that every year the growth of new published applications is slowing, probably because the market is maturing.

Another important finding clearly indicates the dominance of free or freemium models, where users download applications for free and then pay in-app to unlock additional features in case of need.

Two thirds of the items found in the App Store are free applications, ie, 66% of all applications. This contrasts with the data obtained in 2008, when one in four applications was free, ie 26% of total applications.

According Appsfire:

"Only about 1,000 applications reached the first places in the App Store in the United States in 2012. This highlights how difficult it is for users to discover your application if you are not part of the elite group.

We estimate that a large number of applications (over 600,000) will never have good visibility in the App Store, which is very bad news for the economy of the applications. "

Here's the infographic.

Appsfire 2012 App Store Analysis 2012 en la App Store Infografia

A good article that made ​​the New York Times on the economics of applications, painted a bleak picture where only a few select developers earned enough money by selling their apps in the App Store, to be considered a success, with most of the rest Developer surviving on the edge of profitability.

As expected, the games are still the most lucrative category of the App Store, despite representing only 16% of the total number of applications. The games are followed by education with 11%, the 9% entertainment lifestyle with 8% and book applications.

Appsfire also said last month that Apple had approved more than a million applications in total in the past four years since the beginning of the App Store. Through the years some applications have been removed from the store, either because of the choice of the developer, the copyright or any other reason that Apple has decided to remove these applications.

In fact, over 25% of the applications submitted and approved have been removed from the App Store.

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