The devastating graph that shows why it pays more to develop iPhone apps

iPhone users spend significantly more money on the Apple Store than Android users on Google Play, and this Appfigures Intelligence study with the MotionLeap app is a great example to illustrate.

We dare not say that iPhone is for the “rich” and Android for the “poor”but the truth is that this discussion is recurrent around the profits generated by the different applications and games on both platforms.

In fact, many lines have been written and rivers of ink have been published with studies and graphic design they were trying to explain to us why iOS users spend more than twice as much on the Apple Store as Android users spend on Google Play, but still no one has managed to find the crux of a problem that surely lies in the type of users who buy an iPhone compared to users who stay with Android.

Apps featured in the Google Play Store

A new study confirms that apps make more money on iOS than on Android.

And indeed, for the most part Android users are average and modest userswho buy a smartphone to have basic applications and services without major complications, and without the additional needs of high-end devices like iPhones.

It can therefore be assumed that all iPhones are top of the line and practically all users who acquire an iPhone are not average users without needs, so they will look for applications in an Apple Store where, in addition, almost the entire catalog is generally chargeable both in applications and in video games, much more filtered than on Android, where the free options are endless, sometimes with questionable features.

Is Android poor? iPhone users spend twice as much on apps and games

Motionleap’s Virality Has Brought Huge Benefits On iOS, But On Android The Revenue Numbers Haven’t Moved

So you can surely already have an idea of ​​the explanation we find for this study of Appfigure Intelligencewho has analyzed the recent virality of the application movement jump on mobile platformswhere it managed to savor the honeys of success for a few days, although that didn’t translate directly into profits, at least on Android.

As you will see in the graphs below, this photo editing app has sprouted like foam late February and early March, almost matching the numbers on both platforms, although with Android ahead in number of raw downloads:

Study revenue apps on iOS and Android

The curve of virality and downloads does not lie, MotionLeap has grown like foam.

However, the following related graph shows how profits have increased remarkably in iOS and its Apple Storewhere users have made purchases in the app to unleash the application’s full potential, while on Android the exponential growth of downloads has not translated virtually no significant increase in income:

Study revenue apps on iOS and Android

As you will see, downloads and earnings are not online, at least not in Google Play.

That is why the developers understood that developing apps for iOS is more beneficial and earns them a lot moreso now you have a logical explanation for why virtually all great apps and games start their journey on the apple platform, where they’re also generally better maintained, to then be deployed on an Android in which take out the dough users cost much more.

And with this you can start your family chats but now with arguments that explain the differences between the platformsalthough always without entering into a derogatory appreciation which “Android being poor”good it is rather for average users and without too many pretensions with their smartphone.

Finally, and in case you want to take a look at the Motionleap app that motivated this study, here we also leave you a direct link to Google Play where you can find this application which is free, but with in-app purchases:

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