TechCrunch reviewed estimates from two analytics firms that Android’s app count will pass iOS’s sometime in July or August. This might have been interesting and significant if it happened a couple of years ago. But, with both app counts approaching 400,000, I wonder if it matters at this point.
What is important is the revenue for each of the platforms’ apps. One research firm’s estimates place Android apps a relative close second in terms of percentage of app revenues in 2011 with iOS in the lead with 47% and Android with 36%.
However, I wonder how accurate that estimate (projection) is given that Android apps only accounted for 4.7% of mobile app revenues in 2010. In the end, app count matters less than app revenue. As the saying goes: Follow the money.