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Which mobile OS’s apps make most money?

Written by: Jane D, on 2012-07-31

Over the last years, major app stores such as the Apple App Store, the Google Android Market, RIM’s App World or the Nokia Ovi Store made huge profits. But, the question remains: Which mobile OS’s apps make the most money?

VisionMobile.com answered this question with a rather unexpected result. According to their study, BlackBerry still holds the high ground.

The average monthly revenue from a BlackBerry app is $3,853, compared to $3,693 for iOS, $2,735 for Android and a measly $1,234 for windows. One of the main reasons for this result is the fact that BlackBerry platform is also the most cost-effective to develop on. The typical BlackBerry app would cost $15,181 to bring to market, compared to an average of $27,463 in iOS and $22,637 in Android development costs.

Despite the big revenues, the study also revealed that 41% of cross-platform developers think of BlackBerry as a sinking ship, and plan to abandon it sooner or later. And the biggest surprise comes next: Windows Phone was the top new destination for developers with 57 percent saying they would adopt the platform sometime this year. Not to fear, a study conducted last year said that 32% of developers intend to adopt Windows Phone but the share of Windows Phone among developers only rose by 1% this year.

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