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Is The Amazon App Store More Profitable Than The Official Android Market?



The latest Distimo report has shed some light on some very interesting news for app developers. Distimo has found that some top developers are making more money on Amazon’s app store than the actual Google powered Android Market.

While this isn’t suggesting that all developers will make more on the Amazon app store, certainly some have benefit from the new Kindle Fire tablet.

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Of the top 110 top apps available in both the Android Market and the Amazon App Store, that generate at least $200 a day, during the last week in January 42 made more money from the Amazon App Store than they did in the Android Market.

Since the release of the Amazon Kindle Fire the top 100 apps in the Amazon App Store saw a 14 fold increase in downloads.

One of the reasons developers may see better results in the Amazon App Store is the fact that the Android Market just saw their paid apps dip from 38 percent to 32 percent. The Amazon App Store’s paid app count holds steady at about 65%.

Although there is a higher percentage of paid apps in the Amazon App Store, there are significantly more apps in the Android Market. Also, paid apps in the Amazon App Store cost about 40% less than the same app in the Android Market.

This will be very interesting to watch in 2012 but one thing is for sure, if you’re an app developer you want to make sure your Android app is in as many distribution channels as possible including of course the Android Market and the Amazon App Store. You should also try Getjar and AppHysteria.

source: Distimo via PC Mag

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