For Each Dollar Of iOS Revenue, Developers Get Only 24 Cents From Android

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Android’s market share may have surged over the past two years, but iOS is still the place where app developers get paid. According to a report from mobile analytics firm Flurry, developers only get $0.24 of Android revenue for every dollar of iOS revenue.

As we discuss in a recent note, end-user market share makes for sexy headlines, but the real “network effect” of smartphone platforms is with developers. Unsurprisingly, they are going to go where they can get paid—and users will eventually follow. In something of a foreboding trend for Android, Flurry also found that iOS accounted for 73 per cent of new project starts in the last quarter of 2011, up from 63 per cent at the beginning of the year.

Click here to read our note on the role of the “network effect” in the mobile platform wars→

Photo: Flurry Analytics

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