13 percent of BlackBerry Apps make over $100,000

BlackBerry DevCon Europe 2012

Research In Motion's CEO and President has stated at the European BlackBerry DevCon developers conference - over $100,000 is made from just 13 percent of applications, inside of App World.

"BlackBerry is one of the most profitable platforms to work for", firmly noted Thorsten Heins, RIM's new head of the company.

He mentioned that these BlackBerry developers earn more money than any Android and iPhone application - quoted from a report, by Evans Data Corp.

"We have 21 percent, month over month growth of BlackBerry apps in App World", "This means an average a 13 percent month over month growth in terms of applications".

Whilst adding - "2 billion applications have downloaded from BlackBerry App World, to date; every day, 6 million applications get downloaded, that's a fantastic number", stated Thorsten Heins.

Alec Sauders, Vice President of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Developers at Research In Motion also stated later on: "App World generates more revenue for developers, than almost every other market place, today, including Android".

This is partly thanks to the recently launched BlackBerry 7.1 OS, which brought in native NFC capabilities to the platform. This version of the OS makes more money for developers, than any other versions of their platform.

Research In Motion also passed some information along at the event, relating to the 60,000 apps available in App World - both free and paid for; 46 percent of free apps in the app store are on version 6.0 or higher, of the BlackBerry OS - where 69 percent of all BlackBerry applications are on 6.0 or higher.

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