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Old 11-08-2012, 01:39 AM
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As Apple's stock price fall, do you think app store will be affected?


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Old 11-08-2012, 02:55 AM
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As Apple's stock price fall, do you think app store will be affected?
I don't think stock will effect it much but it's definitely in some danger of developers deserting mainly due to Android completely dominating it in sales and possibly even from Windows RT.

Just to sate how fast the momentum is changing a few months ago Apple bragged about 750,000 apps and one month later Google did the same so Androids gaining at an incredible rate and will probably overtake it soon.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:12 AM
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Can you name even one app developer that has abandoned the iOS app store for Android?

Anyway, the stock market makes no sense half the time or more.

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Old 11-08-2012, 02:18 PM
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Can you name even one app developer that has abandoned the iOS app store for Android?

Anyway, the stock market makes no sense half the time or more.
Mozilla comes to mind you can still get Firefox on Android but of course most developers now are supporting both and probably will continue to for now.

It's still a real risk though when Androids getting 75% of all smartphone shipments, I fully expect Google Play to have more apps than iTunes before the year ends last I read they both had 750,000 and Apple had years of a head start.

Also iPhone isn't even the best selling individual phone anymore

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:24 PM
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Honestly I don't think that this stock fall is any more than a tiny hiccup. Will have minimal to no effect on the app store. I'm quite happy with the apple stock fall, though. apple has become steadily over-arrogant over the past few years, and this has come in the expense of both consumers and developers happiness. especially the developers. I'm not sorry for the investors either.. they had plenty of profits from the share. this is stock market -> you win some you lose some. rules of the game.

maybe this will wake whoever is in charge there from his or her pink dreams. seeing a flashing fate similar to that of Nokia's should have a chilling and alarming effect on any commercial entity inside the business. time to make a real change, not just bring out rancid clichés and "we're making a change" slogans. this is the present, not the year 2000.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:01 PM
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I don't think stock will effect it much but it's definitely in some danger of developers deserting mainly due to Android completely dominating it in sales and possibly even from Windows RT.

Just to sate how fast the momentum is changing a few months ago Apple bragged about 750,000 apps and one month later Google did the same so Androids gaining at an incredible rate and will probably overtake it soon.
Yet people still seem complain that the Android app store is crappy. My son's Android certainly has a pretty crappy selection but he doesn't have a cutting edge phone so that is a big part of that, but some of the games he does have are not the same and are far less complete. One that comes to mind is Pocket God. Perhaps even abandoned? So I guess it's there, but not in full form.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:07 PM
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since when does the number of total apps matter?

if you check the actual quality of the offerings on both app stores you see a huge difference.. in big favour for ios.

the potential market size is not the same as sold devices especially true on android which is at least as popluar as ios in my circles.. but there is a huge gap how money is spend.. especially since the choice to go for android was the price of the hardware compared to the newest iphone..

bottom line is i dont know a single android user who actually bought something on their device.. they all run free or ad based apps. hell in most cases i bought stuff on their devices with my cc to show them some real games and not the junk they actually enjoy playing.. like thoose are 90s phone games..

as long as the actual user spend alot more $ under ios than android we wont see a mass leaving anywhere soon..
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:16 PM
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Point is simply Apples market share is shrinking and yes that could have a very real effect on the app store it wouldn't surprise me at all to see it in third place in a few years.

As for the stock price it fluctuates a lot but given Apples decisions as of late I really expect it will be on an overall downward slope in the next few years.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:52 PM
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I don't think stock will effect it much but it's definitely in some danger of developers deserting mainly due to Android completely dominating it in sales and possibly even from Windows RT.

Just to sate how fast the momentum is changing a few months ago Apple bragged about 750,000 apps and one month later Google did the same so Androids gaining at an incredible rate and will probably overtake it soon.
developers deserting, in fact this is the effect.
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Yet people still seem complain that the Android app store is crappy. My son's Android certainly has a pretty crappy selection but he doesn't have a cutting edge phone so that is a big part of that, but some of the games he does have are not the same and are far less complete. One that comes to mind is Pocket God. Perhaps even abandoned? So I guess it's there, but not in full form.
About this topic you mentioned Android which I never related by asking the question, so this is an evidence that Android becomes more and more powerful. Android is good for the low-end market. But it almost has nothing new—it just takes things from Apple. If it continues doing this, Apple could never be threatened.
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