How many times have you downloaded a mobile app, then thought to yourself, “I wonder how much money was made from this app?”. Nearly everyone knows about the massive success of games like Angry Birds, but there are still a ton of other apps making people rich as well.
Let’s take a quick look at a few numbers from some of the best performing mobile apps around.
One of the earliest and very successful mobile game apps is still one of my favorite to play on my iphone. The game is simple as anything, but extremely addictive. With a download price of .99 and over 5 million downloads by June 2010, the creators, Igor an Marko Pusenjack have already earned $3.5 million dollars, and a staggering $15,000 every day since!
TAP TAP REVENGE
Think of Guitar Hero or Dance Dance Revolution, but for a mobile device. With the awesome success from Tap Tap Revenge, Tapulous has continued to create a numerous amount of updates to Tap Tap Revenge, along with various versions for specific music artists. Tap Tap Revenge has been downloaded more than 15 million times… pulling in an amazing $1 million every month!
One of the greatest mobile app success stories around, Angry Birds just keeps growing with their addictive gaming app, and coming up with new apps and updates every season/holiday. In August alone more than 6/5 million copies of the PAID version of Angry Birds have been sold. Angry Birds has brought in over $4.5 million in profit and now delivering over $1 million even month from it’s free version, which serves in game advertising.
InstantShift has created an info graphic that shows how to make a million dollars with your own app in 58,938 simple steps. The title may seem like a joke, but the stats behind the concept and numbers are whats amazing.
Next time you are looking through the top downloads section of your iPhone or mobile device, instead of thinking about what download might be the best for you, think about how each of these product is monetized, what makes them special and if you could come up with the next great mobile app cash cow!