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Apple, amazon and android marketplace comparison

Feb 23, 2012 1:06 AM

How do your app sales compare across the three main store?

 

For me, the only success I have is with the apple app store. I started my app development in march 2011 and I have now cleared £10,000 on the apple app store. In the same time on the android marketplace I have barely cleared £150. In fact a few weeks ago, I made more in one day on Apple than I made the entire year on android marketplace. I only just signed up to the amazon store but I don't hold out much hope.

 

how do the stores compare for you?

 
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    Feb 23, 2012 10:33 AM   in reply to joeboy_uk

    For me its

     

    NOOK #1

    Amazon #2

    Apple #3

    Change found in my couch cushions #4

    Android Marketplace #5

     

    Amazon is awesome, people who shop on amazon are used to paying for stuff unlike free loaders on the android market.

     
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    Feb 24, 2012 10:09 AM   in reply to joeboy_uk

    Yeah, I heard great things about Nook too and was gutted to find it's exclusive to US citizens.

     
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    Feb 25, 2012 1:21 PM   in reply to joeboy_uk

    If you have relatives or friends you trust in the US you can filter money through their account and give them a percentage, also keep in mind they are the ones that will get taxed on the profits.

     
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    Feb 27, 2012 10:56 AM   in reply to MJD1981

    You do not have to be located in the US to publish to the Nook market.  They support a few countries now and are working on expanding.  You will, however, need an EIN which identifies you for tax purposes with the IRS.

     

    "At this current time we are supporting the following countries : USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Australia. We will be expanding this list over time."

    https://nookdeveloper.zendesk.com/entries/20868356-advice-on-the-submi sson-process-for-apps-us-and-non-us-developers

     
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    Feb 28, 2012 1:20 AM   in reply to joeboy_uk

    Have you gone through the sign-up process and hit this particular roadblock? I noticed there is a check box for "US Bank Account" and another for "EIN". I figure it's going to let me slide on one if I tick the other (but I won't be going through the process until later in the year). I also noticed that the EIN may have to be parlayed into a "W8" for the actual US tax withholdings.

     

    I went to this much trouble to publish some books in America once, but haven't had to worry about it for app stores up until now.

     
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    Feb 28, 2012 1:45 AM   in reply to joeboy_uk

    I just completed the form claiming that I DO have those things (along with a numeric post code which it also demands?!). You then have access to the "Apply Now" form where you can tick "No" to those things. I wonder how far you can get by blagging it...

     
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