Google Makes 98% of Profit From Play Store via In-app Purchases


In a new report by analytics firm, Distimo, it has been proven that how powerful the bloodsucking Freemium modelling of apps is. A mammoth 98% of revenue that Google makes from the Play Store comes as a result of in-app purchases from these free apps.

Piracy has always been a huge issue on Android and while this method is a pain to live with, it has also proven to be a great way of combating privacy. As you would expect, the remaining 2% money comes in from paid apps and in-app purchases on these paid apps.

Google also makes about $12 million a day from the store, up from a paltry $3.5 million a year ago but behind Apple’s figure of $18 million a day. Also up, from 30% to 37%, is the percentage of worldwide app expenditure.

A huge amount of money was made via developing markets. A particular case was that of South Korea from where earnings increased by a stunning 759%.

So there you have it, the future that is. While we know for sure that you loathe freemium apps like Real Racing 3, Angry Birds Go! and Candy Crush Saga, they are certainly the way forward. Or at least until governments worldwide take a strict action against the piracy.

  • Shahid Saleem

    On what basis should governments take action against them? Ha ha, you totally ruined this post with that sentence.

    Companies offer their games for free. They do not force you to download the games or to pay for the games. And you want government to take action against them? What sort of action?

    • indie11

      last sentence makes no sense!

    • Yasir Mahmood

      Ha Ha Ha….

    • Azeem Ullah Hasan

      Actually I was talking about people who are involved in piracy.

      • Shahid Saleem

        It is perfectly fine to edit your article and clarify the last sentence. It is changed from

        Or at least until governments worldwide take a strict action against them


        Or at least until governments worldwide take a strict action against the piracy.

        Evidence: other sites that copy propakistani articles.

        But to make the change after it was published and not post a correction statement AFTER THE PROBLEM WAS NOTICED, well, that is not honest.

  • Atif Afzal

    Hi Friends
    me agr apni koi app banata hon to us ko google store pe kesay laga sakta hoon or us ki kitni payment ho gi or payment ek hi bar deni ho gi ya year bad dobara deni ho gi koi bata sakta hai

    • atif gondal

      App ko google developer account ki zaroorat hai. price hai 25 usd yearly

      • Atif Afzal

        bhai ap ka facebook id ya cell number kaya hai me ap se baat karna chata hoon and thanks for reply