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What percentage of iOS gamers use the internet to find good apps?

09-17-2012, 01:04 AM
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What percentage of iOS gamers use the internet to find good apps?

What percentage of iOS gamers use the internet to find good apps to install on to their iOS device?
09-18-2012, 04:07 PM
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Probably like 50%

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09-18-2012, 04:09 PM
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I'd say the percentage is much lower than that. From the looks of things on the App Store, the majority of traffic comes from Apple's own features - whether it be the "new releases" list, or the various featured tabs.



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09-18-2012, 04:14 PM
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Probably like 5%
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Maybe even less...

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09-18-2012, 05:19 PM
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Fixed.

Maybe even less...
what? that much? 5% ?
09-18-2012, 05:48 PM
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Oh, I hardly even go to the web to find an app if I'm looking for ideas. Most of it is from word of mouth, i.e., Touch Arcade and the App Store's top 50, and thankfully, no longer from Facebook's annoying game updates from Zynga. Maybe that 5% - 10% figure is more like it, at least from personal observation.
09-18-2012, 06:00 PM
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In order of most frequently used:

- Appshopper
- Toucharcade site and forum
- Freeappaday

I almost never use iTunes to browse for new games and stuff.

How is this a developer related question though? Is this leading to something?
09-18-2012, 06:15 PM
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How is this a developer related question though? Is this leading to something?
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09-18-2012, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by windrider07 View Post
What percentage of iOS gamers use the internet to find good apps to install on to their iOS device?
Probably around 1%.

The overwhelming bulk of discovery probably happens on iTunes directly, word of mouth, and when an app breaks into mainstream media such as talk shows.
09-18-2012, 07:40 PM
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What seems interesting to me is the large disparity between using the internet for finding games between males and females. While probably close to 50% of iphone users are female, you rarely see many here on TA, and almost all of my female friends could care less about researching on the web, or even coming here for freebies.

Not that they don't buy apps, but they seem to buy a lot of apps like Angry Birds, Cut the rope, etc... They seem to use peer pressure more as a way to buy apps. Then there are also a lot of adults and small children who don't really use internet for gaming use.

So my guess is female ratios are between 0 to 1% closer to 0%, males, probably closer to 3-4%.

So average those together, my guess is 2%.