07.28.14

Down on Smartphone Grub Street

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 1:50 pm by George Smith

In the Culture of Lickspittle even the app economy takes no prisoners. It’s winner take all and the devil take everyone but the top 1.6 percent.

According to a comprehensive survey of app developers for Android and iOS, 98 percent off all developers earn less than $500/month. Many make virtually nothing at all.

The latter make up forty seven percent of all developers and are dubbed, straightforwardly, “have nothings” — because they make zip.

The report is here.

“The majority of app businesses are not sustainable at current revenue levels,” reads on “key insight.” “[Fifty percent] of iOS developers and 64% of Android developers are below the ‘app poverty line” of $500 per app per month.”

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