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Apple developer earnings top $120b from app store

29 January 2019 3

Apple has stated that developer earnings have reached a record $120 billion since the launch of the app store in 2008. The company stated that developers earned nearly a quarter of the money in the past year alone. The earnings are without Apple’s own 30% cut of the revenues.

In the last year, developers earned $30 billion in revenue. The number is 28% higher than the $26.5 billion Apple said it shared with developers in 2017 and 30% higher than the 2016 number. Apple charges a 30% commission on the app and in-app purchases and lowers the fee to 15% for subscriptions after the first year. Developers and others have been pressuring the Cupertino giant to further lower its App Store commissions.

The Cupertino giant inaugurated the "Entrepreneur Camp" with 11 female-founded app development companies, on Monday and stated that the two-week program will provide female app creators with the tools needed to thrive in the global app economy.

“The App Store is the new digital main street, and creative developers are tapping into the vast potential of the global app economy," said Esther Hare, Apple's Senior Director, Worldwide Developer Marketing and executive sponsor, Women@Apple.

"In the past, starting a small business often meant having to invest in overhead, inventory or retail space. Today, a world of opportunity opens up with some coding skills and an entrepreneurial spirit," said Hare.


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  • A quarter of this already humongous figure coming out in just one year speaks volumes for the App Store, especially when figures are running in billions.

      • App Store has always been ahead in the earnings department as compared to the Play Store. And this is another proof of the same.

          • iPhones are costlier than Android phones still, the expenses from the iOS platform users tend to be higher. They not only afford the costlier iPhones and all, but also spend on apps.

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