App Annie

App Annie buys Distimo in mobile app analysis consolidation deal

App Annie runs a fantastic iOS, Android, and Windows Phone app analytics system, and they've just acquired another major company in that sphere, Distimo. The acquisition puts App Annie at over 240 employees, and comes hot on the heels of a recent $17 million round of investment from IDG and other partners. The specific terms of the deal were undisclosed. Distimo's Netherlands office will join other international HQs in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

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App Store brought in 3.5 times more revenue than Google Play in 2012

App Annie, a service that tracks revenue and growth for both the App Store and Google Play, has released their January 2013 index. Both marketplaces are doing very well and while Google Play saw more growth than the App Store, the App Store still managed to bring in over 3 times more than Google Play.

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iOS App Store generates more than double Google Play's revenue with fewer app downloads

Analytics firm App Annie has recently published a fun little infographic called Game of Phones, which pits Android app ecosystem against Apple's. One of the key findings was that the App Store leads with a revenue share of 71% (compared to 29% for Android) even though total downloads through Google Play accounts for 35% of the total, versus 28% for iOS.

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