59% Of Mobile Apps Lose Money

Plan: Write iOS App, Involving Birds, Bacon And Zombies. Sit back and watch the profits roll in. That's how it works, right? Wrong — according to one study, the majority of mobile apps are a good way to lose money, not make it.

The figures from a developer survey over at App Promo make for glum reading; while they've got something of a drum to bang on the subject of marketing — and I'd certainly say they're not going to be entirely wrong — it's a point worth making; even in the most financially successful app spaces, success is anything but guaranteed. [App Promo]

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