With over 50billion apps downloaded though App Store, we’ve always known competition is tough to set yourself apart and make it to the Top 10 charts, but how much money do you actually bring in per day to break the Top 10 grossing apps?
According to a study by Distimo, the magic number is $47,000 per day. If you just want to crack the Top 10 paid apps on the App Store then you’ll need to get 4,000 downloads per day.
If you’re a developer who’s just starting out, those numbers might sound intimidating, but don’t worry, according to Distimo’s report (via TUAW), cracking the Top 50 is a bit easier:
“The amount of profit an app needs to bring in to stay in the top 50 paid apps differs greatly, with apps ranked around the number 50 spot averaging $12,000 a day. To earn a spot on the top 10 free downloads chart apps averaged 72,000 downloads per day on iOS, while apps in the top 50 only required 23,000 downloads each day during May.
Distimo also notes that the rates of downloads on the App Store changes daily with Thursday being the slowest and Saturday’s being the most popular day to download new apps.