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Some Claim Android App Store Worse Than iPhone's 289

eldavojohn writes "If you think the iPhone app store is the only mobile game store suffering an exodus, some game publishers claim Android's app store isn't much better, for a different reason — it doesn't generate much revenue. In fact, French game developer Gameloft (which owes 13% of its profits to iPhone game sales), said, 'We have significantly cut our investment in Android platform, just like... many others. It is not as neatly done as on the iPhone. Google has not been very good to entice customers to actually buy products. On Android nobody is making significant revenue. We are selling 400 times more games on iPhone than on Android.' So the trade-off seems to be more sales but an annoying approval process, versus a lack of sales promotions and no annoyance around approval. It seems that those in it for money will opt for iPhone, and those in it for distribution will opt for Android. Or maybe someone will get it right one of these days?"
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Some Claim Android App Store Worse Than iPhone's

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 20, 2009 @04:53PM (#30177022)
    The other aspect of why - potentially - some app developers are able to sell more is the domino effect. And this is purely because of the sheeple nature of the iphone users compared to other phones.

    (troll mod coming soon to this post)

    No, seriously. I have seen an app getting a lot of hype on one or two websites, and from there, few iphone users download it and want to believe in the hype. The only way they would feel better is that other users too download the same app. So, they end up "Hey, did you check this out? Cool, isn't it?" to others. The others are no less sheeple than then the orignal sheeple and they HAVE to install the latest and greatest hyped up app.

    If this is not true, then why are so many fart apps on iphone, and some of them so popular?

    Underestimate the psychological aspect of marketing at your own peril.

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