No Money In Android Apps?

While Apple’s AppStore is probably a gold mine to (a few) developers, Google’s Android Market might be a different case. A recent Skyhook Wireless Survey indicates that there are some issues that developers face. The stats indicate that:

  • 82% of those surveyed indicated that the design of the Android Market makes it difficult for apps to be noticed;
  • 57% are not satisfied with the profits to date;
  • 43% report that they would sell more apps if Android used a carrier billing or another simpler billing system (other than Google Checkout);
  • Only 10% of Android developers are currently serving ads.

Aside from that, the various versions of the OS make testing apps a tough job, as it isn’t easy to support so many versions. Should Google look into a method for sorting this out?

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