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September 22, 2011

Evans Data Publishes a New Application Distribution Survey

Evans Data’s has released a new Application Distribution survey of over 400 commercial developers where it stated that Google’s (News - Alert) Android Market is the most used app store amongst commercial developers.

With 37 percent citing this as the biggest problem, the survey states that visibility for their apps is the biggest complaint that developers have about app stores in general. With 27 percent placing that type of app in a store, followed by business apps at 21 percent and productivity apps at 20 percent, games are the most likely type of apps to wind up in app stores, the company stated in a press release.

“The industry has a conception that developers are going to target either Android or Apple (News - Alert), and those two will define the market,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. “However, there’s room for more than two.  BlackBerry developers are not as plentiful but 13 percent make over $100,000 from the App World apps, which is considerably more than Android (News - Alert) or Apple developers, and will help that platform continue to be compelling to developers , especially in the enterprise.”

This survey of over 400 developers who are active in selling their apps – either as a commercial venture or as a side activity examines what channels developers prefer, what features and policies of a store are important and how they should be set up, who should supply end user support, how much revenue developers expect to make and are making through app stores, and many other issues.

According to the survey, paid apps with no ads is the monetization model more developers use followed by subscriptions.

Recently, the company conducted its bi-annually survey with in-depth interviews of developers actively developing for or in public and private clouds. A new Data Survey indicates that the use of both the public and private cloud is expected to gather increasing momentum over the next 12 months.

According to the Evans Cloud Data survey, while almost 75 percent of the developers engaged in cloud development expected ‘Cloud Usage’ to increase in the next twelve months.



Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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