65% of Android Publishers are Located in United States


We’ve seen figures from inside the Android Market.  We’ve seen numbers that show Android’s growth.  Today, we get to see some numbers that give insight into the people behind the apps.  Distimo‘s latest monthly report is out and it sheds some light on Android developers and their apps.

Found within the report are the following statistics:

  • 65% of Android developers are from the United States, with another 12% in the UK, 20% from Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain) and 3% in Japan.
  • European developers set the price their paid apps at an an average of $4.42 whereas those in the US are around $2.96 each.
  • The average price of all paid apps in the Android Market is around $3.50, which lower than the average Windows Mobile app ($6.99) and less than half the $8.26 BlackBerry ticket.

The highest ranked paid apps in the Android Market for December are twidroid PRO, Advanced Task Manager, and MyBackup Pro.  The highest ranked free titles were T-Mobile My Account, Pandora Radio, and The Weather Channel.


  1. Well this taken from Android Market help pages explained a lot:


    Supported locations for merchants
    Currently, developers in the below countries may register as Google Checkout merchants and sell priced applications:
    United Kingdom
    United States
    We're working hard to add more countries, but we're unable to provide any guidance on timelines. Please stay tuned!

    It has been like that for too long, Google should have added more countries long time ago! Simple economics: more clients means cheaper prices!

  2. Yeah I was going to say, that's not unexpected since we can't publish applications yet from many European countries! Very very annoying, Google needs to open up that Marked!

  3. Yes, still most developers in the world don't have access to sell in the Android Market. How is that open? Only developers from the richest nations in the world get to take part. Compare that to Apple where many developers in third world nations are doing very well from selling apps.