A Granular App Level Look at Revenues: Google Play vs. Apple App Store
Distimo debunks myths surrounding revenue in Google Play and the Apple App Store: although downloads in Google Play are impressive, developers still find it hard to monetize their apps on this platform compared to the Apple App Store.
App Downloads: Amazon Appstore vs. Google Play
This months publication dives into the Amazon Appstore. We will present the top applications and top publishers in the Amazon Appstore. And we will go into the differences and similarities with Google Play in terms of downloads and revenues.
Published April 2013 | download
How The Most Successful Apps Monetize Their User Base
This months report examines and analyzes the business models and revenues per download in the Apple App Store and looks at the development of the revenue generated by in-app purchases over time.
Published March 2013 | download
The New Apps in the Crowd
This months publication reviews the newest developments in publishers and applications. Who are these new top publishers? And which new applications are enjoying the most success?
Published February 2013 | download
The Impact Of Price Changes
This months publication discusses the effects of price changes on download volumes and revenue. Many developers discount their apps from time to time, with some of them being very successful. We take a look at our data to learn from their strategies: does it really pay off to discount your app, and to what extent if so?
Published January 2013 | download
2012 Year In Review
This Distimo Publication will give an overview of the most important developments in the Apple App Store and Google Play in 2012. How did the stores develop over the last year? Which store generates most revenue nowadays? What are the most downloaded apps and what are the most successful publisher in 2012?
Published 2012 | download
Discover The Windows Store
With the launch of Windows 8, the Windows Store now enables customers to easily download and update software on their system. We believe the Windows Store will become an important channel in digital software distribution, and this months publication focuses on the first month in business for the Windows Store and compares it to other app stores.
Published November 2012 | download
Apple App Store Performance: The 2012 Top 100 Global Brands
This months publication focuses on the 2012 best global brands. Are the most popular brands also the most successful brands in terms of downloads in the Apple App Store? Has the popularity of the brands apps changed during 2012? Are these global brands truly global in the App Store as well? These questions and more will be answered in this months publication.
Published October 2012 | download
The Impact of App Translations
This months report focuses on the localization of applications by languages, and offers insights about the most popular languages in August 2012, the distribution of languages per country, and the impact of adding the native language to the supported languages of an app.
Published September 2012 | download
Social Networking Apps
This months publication examines which mobile social networks are doing well and who is winning in the largest countries.
Published August 2012 | download
The Four-Year Anniversary of the Apple App Store
In this months publication, we take a look back at how the Apple App Store emerged and developed over the past four years.
Published July 2012 | download
Emerging App Markets: Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey.
This report covers four of the top emerging markets for applications: Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Turkey.
Published June 2012 | download
The Need for Cross App Store Publishing and the Best Strategies to Pursue
This months publication provides an overview of the current app store landscape and reveals strategies to help developers successfully publish cross app store.
Published May 2012 | download
The Rise of Instagram and the Significance of the First Billion Dollar App Acquisition
One billion dollars for an app? An amount like this indicates a compelling success story and begs for an in-depth analysis.
Published April 2012 | download
iPad - Two Years In Review
This report offers an extensive analysis of the Apple App Store for iPad. It dives into the general characteristics of the app store and aims to give developers better insights to base their strategy upon.
Published March 2012 | download
The Amazon Appstore: Show Me the Money
This report offers an extensive analysis about two important stores for the Android platform: the Google Android Market and the Amazon Appstore.
Published February 2012 | download
The Impact of App Discounts and the Impact of Being a Featured App
This report gives an overview of the effects when an application is featured in the Apple App Store for iPhone, Apple App Store for iPad and Google Android Market.
Published January 2012 | download
Distimo Publication Full Year 2011
This report will give an overview of the most important developments in the mobile app stores in 2011.
Published 2011 | download
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace: One Year Later
This months publication covers the first year of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.
Published November 2011 | download
The 2011 Top 100 Global Brands and Their App Store Status
This months report focuses on the 2011 best global brands and how they perceive the fragmented app store space
Published October 2011 | download