The largest app developer in the App Store earns much more from Apple's App Store than from Google Play. Sensor Tower estimates that iOS applications generate 64% more revenue than Android products.
Sensor Tower Intelligence analyzed the quarterly revenue of App Store and Google Play's top 100 publishers, claiming that their total consumer revenue in the first quarter of 2019 averaged $134 billion. The data also show that developers from the App Store average total sales of $83.8 million, compared with $51 million for Google Play over the same period.
Further analysis from the first quarter of 2014 to 2019 shows that the composite annual growth rate of App revenue of the two platforms is about 31%, and App Store is slightly better than Google Play again, 31.3% and 31.2% respectively. Over the five-year period, the average revenue of the hottest apps in the App Store grew by 291%, while that of the Google Play apps grew by 289%.
Looking at specific types of applications, non-game revenue varies more in stores. In the quarter, the average revenue of the hottest non-game apps in the App Store was $23.3 million, 23.2% higher than the average revenue of $7 million for similar Google apps.
Game as the main source of income, the income gap is much smaller. Although the App Store is still in the lead, the average game revenue of the top 100 developers in the first quarter of 2019 was $70 million, 48 million ahead of Google Play.
It should be noted that this data does not count the income of Android applications in China, which is a variable that is difficult to count and will have a great impact.