Google Play App Store will do $9B in sales this year, $2B to Google.
Hey Google, so are you telling us that tablet monetization will be crappy?
Google just published a new research paper that delves into the details of how tablet owners use their devices. Using diaries, in-home interviews and contextual inquiry observations, the company’s researchers observed how 33 U.S. tablet users interacted with their devices. Some of the results are pretty straightforward (tablets are primarily used for personal purposes and to play games and check email), while others were a bit more surprising.
Stat: 40% of all searches on Yelp are done on the Yelp mobile app by 6.3M users.
Based on the sales and ranks of our very own Weather HD, we estimate that the Top 1,000 iPad paid applications are making about $372,000 per day, which sums up to about $136 million per year.