Each month, Research2Guidance puts out a report on Android Market paid apps, which includes how they stack up against each other. The current state of the Market is somewhat of a surprise, as weather and business apps hold the top two grossing spots, with productivity, media & video, and books & reference rounding out the top five. However, one of the most downloaded categories on the Market - games - doesn't show up on the list until number seven, suggesting users would rather download a free game, rather than pay for one.


If you're looking to make money on Android, though, R2G suggests focusing on business apps, as it's highly unlikely for anyone to make "yet-another great weather app."

For more information, check out the full edition of Android Market Insights, available for free at Research2Guidance's website.

[via Eurodroid]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://jayuhdinger.com Jay

    Seems like Android users don't waste much of their time. ;)

  • http://www.androidstatic.com Matthew

    This is funny considering Weather apps are the most bloated and uninnovative category in the Market.

    • http://schpydurx.livejournal.com ProfessorTom

      How can that be? Android is the most innovative item know to man kind right after fire and the wheel. if weather apps are the top seller on Android, your thesis cannot be correct, Sir.

  • Be3Man

    This made my day, shuts all the iPhone lovers up. There is only games after games. Least us droid users have games ranked at 7. Thats good and bad, shows we do more than game, but also, shows still a lack of good games on android.

    • http://schpydurx.livejournal.com ProfessorTom

      What it really means is no one wants to develop games for Android.

  • Craig

    Hey, not all weather apps suck! But I must admit that most do...

    Check out "Paragliding Map" on the Android Market. Not much use unless you're a paraglider pilot, but a must-have if you are.

  • http://www.statsprofessor.org/ StatsProfessor

    Iphones are for kids and girls.