The App Store is of course more established having been around several years longer than Google Play. A new report by ShinobiControls analyzed the meta-data of 75,000 apps from Apple’s iTunes App Store versus 60,000 Android apps in Google Play.
Among the highlights and points of contrast:
- The iOS store has 3.5x more business apps than the Android store, and 2x more Education apps
- Both stores have roughly the same percentage of free apps, at 75%
- The most expensive category in the Android store is Medicine at average price of $21 – double the most expensive iOS category, Business, with an average price of $12
- The average user rating of Android apps is slightly lower than iOS apps
- The Apple store has 3x more apps with zero user ratings
Perhaps the most surprising difference between the two stores is that 60% of iOS apps have no user ratings while only 20% of apps on the Android store have zero ratings. In an earlier separate analysis, CloudMagic says Google Play’s design does a better job of encouraging and making it easier to rate apps.
Business app publishers, consider submitting your iPad, Android and Windows apps to the Tabby Awards /Business competition – Entries are welcome until August 8.