Some recent articles include interesting information about app store downloads and sales along with the revenues that developers are realizing. As our product road map outlines, we are continuing our development of compilers, FireMonkey and runtime libraries that will support multi-device application development using one codebase for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android in our Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio products. Next week, on April 24, 2013, we have our RAD Studio XE4 product announcement webinar at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Daylight Time (UTC 13:00, 18:00 and 00:00-April 25).
Our work continues to focus on the developer. As we have done for years, we continue to add capabilities to our releases to help developers quickly create working on-device rapid prototypes with live and simulated data that can be deployed to the actual target devices. I remember one of the first Delphi ads we ran years ago that is still true today. The ad told developers that Delphi was the fastest way from inspiration to application and the quickest way to move from prototype to production:
App Store Downloads and Developer Revenues
Canalys reported (on April 8, 2013) that in Q1 2013, as compared to Q4 2012, there was an "11% quarterly growth in downloads for leading app stores" and also said "Together, the four leading stores hit 13.4 billion downloads, with revenue of $2.2 billion".
A CNN/Money article (on April 8, 2013) talking about the Canalys report, has the headline "Google captured 51% of app downloads in Q1. Apple took 74% of the revenue."
This continuing revenue share for mobile app development is a big reason why a great majority of developers build their apps for iOS first.
Join us for the RAD Studio XE4 Product Announcement Webinar
Companies are under pressure to deliver apps that their customers can use in the office and on the road, but coding and managing these different versions can be costly and time-consuming. RAD Studio XE4 is the app development suite for companies who need to create true native apps for PCs, tablets, and smartphones and get them to market fast. With RAD Studio, you manage one codebase, one team, and one schedule, but support multiple platforms without sacrificing performance. True native apps run directly on the device with full access to all underlying capabilities, tighter security, and a better user experience.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
6:00AM PDT / 9:00AM EDT / 13:00 UTC
11:00AM PDT / 2:00PM EDT / 18:00 UTC
5:00PM PDT / 8:00PM EDT / 11:00AM 25-Apr Australia EDT