About these ads

Thinking About Being an App Developer: 60% of App Developers Don’t Break Even

May 4, 2012

Misc

There is no shortage of stories about lone developers who made an app for the iPhone or iPad and had runaway success. But in the real world, the majority of app makers struggle to break even, according to a recent survey by marketing firm App Promo.

Though the survey’s methodology is a bit on the light side, numerous developers that we spoke to agree that the results—59 percent of apps don’t break even, and 80 percent of developers can’t sustain a business on their apps alone—are close to accurate.

Apple often boasts that the App Store offers users hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from. But while the incredible variety may benefit consumers, the mature market can make it more difficult for small developers to get noticed. [Source: ars technica]

The Daily Tickr is a collection of  some of the best stories that you may be able to find elsewhere on the internet.  We provide a brief synopsis, and link out to the original article. We just want to make it as easy as possible for you to get access to the stories that may be of interest to you.

About these ads

Connect

Follow Us!

No comments yet.

I've got something awe-inspiring to add...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: