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January 14, 2010


Romain Criton

Hi Tomi.
Flurry "average listed price" figures are fairly consistent with the ones from 148apps:

148apps figures look accurate since they provide the full detailled break-down per category. They must pull those numbers directly from Apple iTunes web services.

Regarding your assumption that top 50 apps are necessarily priced higher than others because of their popularity, I would actually assume the contrary: top 50 apps are downloaded in volume, and volume usually drives prices down (and vice versa), doesn't it ?


And yet, one of the starting reference points in a related posts here ("The Apps Stores are as irrelevant to mobile telecoms as Segway is to cars") is:

"Yankee Group measured in 2009 that the total value of all apps sold in all Apps Stores, not just the Apple iPhone App Store was worth 343 million dollars...".

And then only a bit below in the same post you state:
"That 343 million total value of all apps store sales globally in 2009, compares to 5 BILLION dollars of annual income for one category of downloaded content of paid mobile service worldwide - get this - the ringing tone (says Juniper Research)."

What I found at the Yanke's ( is this:
"U.S. smartphone owners will download nearly a billion applications this year worth $342 million".

Now, Yanke have stated that number for the *U.S. market*, and if I've got it right you have used it on a *global* level, continuing with comparisons to other types of global income.

We need some more care with numbers, at least when borrowing from foreign sources.

Johan R

Confusion abounds,

Gartner estimates consumer spending in mobile application stores to USD 6.2 Billion for 2010!



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