ABI Research: iPhone’s share of smartphone app downloads below 30%
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

ABI Research: iPhone’s share of smartphone app downloads below 30%


The iPhone’s share of quarterly global smartphone app downloads stood at 29% in the second quarter of 2012, significantly below the 47% attributed to Android smartphones, according to new data from ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com).

"The iPhone’s download share tends to see a lot of seasonal fluctuation, but over the past year or so it has stayed surprisingly resiliently between 30% and 37% of the total," says senior analyst Aapo Markkanen. "In our estimates the second quarter represented the first time the iPhone dipped below 30%. The iPhone 5 will most likely cause a second-half hike to the download count, but that may be of a rather temporary nature."

The main reason for the declining market share is Apple’s clampdown on download bots earlier this year, which some developers utilized to manipulate their charts positions. For example, app-marketing firm Fiksu has published data indicating that at the high end of the download chart the bot squeeze may have alone wiped off even one-fourth of daily volumes.

For Android, the bots haven’t been as big a factor to begin with, owing to Google’s different app-ranking methods, as well as to the fact that in its app economy there is still far less money changing hands than on iOS. As another reason points to the growing prominence of the iPad.

"It’s notable that among the iOS apps the momentum is also shifting up the value chain and towards iPad applications, and this change is happening definitely faster than what Google is experiencing," Markkanen says. "We estimate in the first half of this year the iPad saw over five times more app downloads than all Android tablets combined."

 
AAPL
$98.52
Apple Inc.
-0.66
GOOG
$566.17
Google Inc.
-2.10
MSFT
$45.82
Microsoft Corpora
-0.08
MacNews Search:
Community Search:

Latest Forum Discussions

See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

A.R. Witham on Black Jack – The ‘World’s...
iBooks and the Kindle app do a great job of ensuring that there’s always something new to read while you’re on the move. They work well in complementing the traditional physical book. There’s still room for more interactive and animated fare though, such as in the case of Black Jack – an app that declares itself the “World’s First Moving Novel.”... | Read more »
Kawaii Killer Plushy Edition (Games)
Kawaii Killer Plushy Edition 1.22 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.22 (iTunes) Description: Kawaii Killer is an intuitive & fun game taking place in the Kawaii Forest, which is plagued by evil plushies! You are Davy, a young trapper, and you must save the forest by destroying these plushies! | Read more »
Ms.Pac-Man Goes Pink for National Breast...
Ms.Pac-Man Goes Pink for National Breast Cancer Foundation Campaign Posted by Ellis Spice on October 2nd, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
The Maze Runner Review
The Maze Runner Review By Lee Hamlet on October 2nd, 2014 Our Rating: :: A NICE CHANGE OF PACEUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad The Maze Runner is a surprisingly enjoyable movie tie-in that will succeed in keeping players guessing.   | Read more »
RPG Soul of Deva (Games)
RPG Soul of Deva 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: SPECIAL PRICE56% OFF(USD 8.99 -> USD 3.99)!!!Demons attack humans, and humans live in fear of them...Set off on a journey with a young woman known as 'the savior', to Raglis, far away in the west! | Read more »
Banner Saga (Games)
Banner Saga 1.0.17 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $9.99, Version: 1.0.17 (iTunes) Description: NOTE: The Banner Saga does NOT run on iPhone 4. iPhone 4S and more modern devices recommended. | Read more »
Beatbuddy HD (Games)
Beatbuddy HD 1.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.2 (iTunes) Description: **IMPORTANT** Beatbuddy runs only on iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5, 5c, 5s, iPad 4, iPad Mini Retina and iPad Air. | Read more »
Spirits of Spring (Games)
Spirits of Spring 1.0.1 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.1 (iTunes) Description: From the creators of the award-winning empathy game, Papo & Yo, comes a tale about finding strength. | Read more »
I am a brave knight (Games)
I am a brave knight 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Do you have ten minutes to live a life? | Read more »
iKeywi - Customizable 5-Row Keyboard (U...
iKeywi - Customizable 5-Row Keyboard 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Utilities Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Want to add an extra row to your iPhone/iPad? One of the most popular keyboard extension in iOS communication is available on AppStore now!Features:- Extra row for keyboard- Customizable keys- Input... | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.