Fascinating analysis and data visualizations by Graham Spencer, writing for MacStories:
One of the most striking things you’ll notice when browsing the
Top 200 Grossing apps is that they are virtually all offered as
free downloads. In my survey, just three apps were paid apps
upfront; Minecraft (#33, $6.99), Grindr (#95, $0.99), and Facetune
(#183, $3.99). The other 197 apps were free to download.
I knew intuitively that most top-grossing apps were free downloads with in-app purchases, but I wasn’t expecting the results to be so overwhelming.
(Also: What a remarkable game Minecraft is. Its staying power is amazing, and it is standing in lone opposition to the IAP-ification of mobile games.)
★ Wednesday, 20 July 2016