To receive recognition in the App Store is not so easy

Of course, now is the era of mobile applications and everyone wants to snatch a tasty morsel. Experience Flappy Bird shows that even with a small budget and limited resources, you can create incredibly successful product. But is it all rosy in reality?

In fact, the case with Flappy Bird ā€” one of several tens or even hundreds of thousands. The rest 94 % of the profits… the App Store gets only one percent of applications, according to research analysts of the Sensor Tower. This small group of developers control billions of dollars that consumers spend in the Apple app store.

According to experts, 623 developer earned for the first quarter of 2016, 1.34 billion dollars in total profits of the store of 1.43 billion dollars. This is the “Golden percentage” has assumed 70 % of all downloads from the App Store.

Who is included in the privileged list? Developers Game of War, Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, Monument Valley, Spotify and other popular games and applications. The remaining six per cent being for other app developers. The distribution is very interesting, and makes it clear, in whose hands is all power.

What is the chance to get into the list of the richest developers? Actually fairly big. Statistics show that even small game has gained popularity of users ā€” here all depends not so much on ideas, but from implementation.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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