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Statistics prove that iPhone App Store is still king

Statistics prove that iPhone App Store is still king

Whilst there are various mobile platforms out there, each with a competing way of providing content and applications to its users, statistics show that Apple's App Store for iPhones is the only one that is actually making money for its developers.

Analysis of raw sales figures has revealed a gaping chasm between iPhone App Store sales figures and those of its closest rival, the Android Market.

Speaking at a conference, Gameloft's Alexandre de Rochefort told an expectant audience that the number of iPhone apps being sold outweighed the sales of games on the Android market by 400 to one.

These figures have triggered Gameloft and several other key developers to drastically reduce the amount of time and money they invest in the Android platform.

Mr de Rochefort explained that Google's marketing strategy was partly to blame for the slow growth of Android Market sales figures, suggesting that the search giants were not generating enough interest in the store.

It also appears that developers do not believe the Android Market has been executed as intuitively as the iPhone App Store, which, it is said, will deter customers from parting with cash in return for mobile games and applications.

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