Ever since I have seen the first iPhone and Android Apps I have been wondering: “How much money could someone earn on apps?” Apps are typically sold at a very small price starting around 1$ – but if you sell a lot of them at that price even one dollar can turn into a big amount! So I looked into AppBrain which is an online service on top of the Android Market adding extra which come in handy for most Android users I guess. You can read my review of AppBrain elsewhere on my blog. Anyway, I have put together a table showing just some of the apps and how much the seem to have been generating (if you can trust the figures at AppBrain).
|App name||Category||Approx. downloads||Price||Value from $||Value to $|
|Robo Defense||Arcade & Action||50,000-250,000||$2.99||$149,500||$747,500|
|Beautiful Widgets||News & Weather||50,000-250,000||$2.03||$101,500||$507,500|
|Tower Raiders GOLD||Arcade & Action||5,000-10,000||$4.99||$24,950||$49,900|
|DocumentsToGo Full Version Key||Productivity||50,000-250,000||$14.99||$749,500||$3,747,500|
|Gang Wars 250 Respect Points||Arcade & Action||1,000-5,000||$19.00||$19,000||$95,000|
|WeatherBug Elite||News & Weather||10,000-50,000||$1.99||$19,900||$99,5000|
Using Microsoft excel I have created a simpel graph showing these numbers in a graph (sorry about the danish thousend seperator):
I will let the numbers and graph speak for themself – please comment on them, and if you have earned some cash creating an app for Android or iPhone, I would love to get your comments/experiences as well here!