Android App Count to Pass Apple iOS App Count by August? Does it Matter?

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.

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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%.

Did Android’s App Revenue Really Jump from 4.7% in 2010 to 36% in 2011?

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.

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