Everybody knew, but we always appreciate someone taking the time to display it on a chart. Apple’s restrictive policies result in Android Market growing much faster than its competitor.
As we’ve read in TechCrunch, Distimo (a Dutch firm focused on appmarket tendencies analysis) has just launched a report where both main markets are compared. Another research company, Research2guidance (from Germany) corroborates the results. Both prove the same result: by August Android Market will have surpassed Apple Market by far. It’s an exponential trend, so differences will grow even faster.
The main question is if that difference really matters. What’s the purpose of having 400,000 apps if half of them are not ever downloaded? We believe that the more applications, more developers and, therefore, more quality apps soon or later. The more, the better.
Monetization strategies must be greatly improved and new fields should be explored. Original content must be created and the full potential of our beloved android gadgets must be harnessed.
That’s one side. We’ll talk another day about whether this applies to earning money or not. Anyway, is good news. This is good news, especially considering that the Android Market dared to show almost unannounced.