Infographics – yep, it’s a love affair. Nothing does a better job of demonstrating key information than infographics. Today, the IMGrind Radar “RUCK” zeroed in on a great piece surrounding the app economy. Apps – everyone wants to make one because you can make so much damn money (the odds are stacked against you, but if you can break through – HOLY COW).
IMO apps that are reasonably priced, within the .99 – 2.99 range, hover around the impulse buy territory, similar to buying some bubblegum out of a machine. This is one reason why the app economy thrives, and why developers with successful apps have done well in this market. Let us also not forget, that free apps monetized by mobile advertising – make developers alot of money as well. As stated above, many people desire to be active in this space and make goo-gobs of money. However, reality is a bitch and many would-be developers never reach these glorious heights of success. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give it a go, because opportunity hides in many crevices within this profession. So drop a pair and jump in. You just never know.
The infographic below gives a great summary of the leading app marketplaces and what developers can expect by jumping into this business
According to Research Compiled by WIX:
App developers, on average, make $90,000.00 a year
From 2007 til 2012, over 466,000 jobs have been created by the app economy
On average, app developers work 37 – 40 hours per week
Most Popular Categories of Apps per Platform
Wix – small business tools
Android – games
Facebook – games
Apple iOS – games
Chrome – productivity
Take a look below at more details surrounding this exciting area of opportunity. Interesting to note that Android and Chrome marketplaces are expected to see even larger areas of growth. This means that there is plenty of room for growth in 2013. Apple, of course, with its cult like following is set to make developers plenty of money in the coming year as well. This is especially evident in the iPad marketplace!