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[Forbes] Unhappy With Slow Growth Of Android App Purchases, Google Talks 2011 Roadmap

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Google’s Android platform manager Eric Chu knows that though the number of Android smartphone users may be rising quickly, the number of purchases of paid apps in the Android Market is not doing nearly as well. In fact, Google is downright “not happy†about the purchases of paid apps, said Chu during a question-and-answer session with anxious app developers at the Inside Social Apps conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.
http://blogs.forbes.com/oliverchiang...-2011-roadmap/
 
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people don't like to pay for stuff that they can get for free
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post #3 of 11
Purchase an Android App?

Something doesnt fit in that sentence. :3
post #4 of 11
Wonder what the % is of pirated apps compared to apples.
post #5 of 11
thats what u get for an open platform.
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For Google I think it means: A lack of app sales translates to a lack of interest from a developer point of view (if you're in the app making business, you're in it for money generally). Lack of devs means lack of quality apps which means lack of interest from consumers (and subsequently carriers), which means lack of Android activations, which means lack of AdMob penetration which finally means less money for Google. I think anyway.
 
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by flamingoyster View Post
people don't like to pay for stuff that they can get for free
best answer!
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post #8 of 11
the only app i ever bought that was worth it was the Xtralogic remote desktop app... but i dont even need that now as they finally came out with TeamViewer for android
     
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post #9 of 11
I'd be curious how many apps are being purchased for Apple right now. I wouldn't be surprised if it's just that Android missed the early App rush of all the morons who paid for useless crap on Apple when the iPhone was new.

I've bought two apps so far and really have no need to buy others. I don't see the point to pirate apps either because either there is a free or very cheap equivalent or you just don't really need the app to begin with.
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post #10 of 11
The reason is because there's no "iTunes" for Android.

I'm waiting for Google's alternative.
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