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My App Business 2013 Year in Review (entrelife.com)
6 points by clarky07 on Jan 3, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments

Did you have any free apps that had In-App upgrades? If so, how did they compare to the revenue of paid apps?

Towards the end of the year I tried to make a simple game that had IAP. It hasn't done overly well, and the IAP revenue was negligible compared to my other paid apps. In general though, I think IAP can be a significant driver of revenue if you have the right type of app for it.

Were any of your apps localized?

i localized the descriptions of most of my apps, but none of the actual apps yet.

Thanks for your helpful info.

Right now I have two apps in the App Store and I'm working on a third. Eventually I'd like to get 5 - 10 based variations of the same app...

How many Apps do you have in the iOS App Store?

20, not counting free and paid variations of the same apps.

OP here, feel free to ask me any questions.


>The revenue from Windows Phones and Amazon are miserable.

Yes they are. Amazon is terrible because the apps aren't tablet apps. Windows is bad because, well, nobody uses windows.

>Also, I bet that your best money-making apps are not on Android.

And you'd be wrong. The iOS counterparts to the Android apps I've ported made 34k. ~10x better. Of the 5 Android apps I have, my #1 and #2 iOS apps are included.

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