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Re: iOS vs Android sales

patrickwest wrote:
dhaupert wrote: That's because the iPhone version was launched with a small subset of features as well (even less than the Android version shipped with) and yet still outsold it. The features like forms came 2 years after launch and all the while it was selling consistently at a rate higher than the Android version ever was!

In fact, I would add that the iPhone version does not sell more now that it has forms- the rate has remained consistent the entire time. Of course there is the sale of the forms add-on to augment that from a business standpoint, but the rate of customer purchases of HanDBase has not changed since forms.


Is it still true that iOS sales are higher than Android sales?


Yes, it is. I will add that the ratio is more even than it was before, but still heavily in favor of iOS.
by dhaupert
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:27 am
 
Forum: HanDBase for Android
Topic: Vote for the Features you want most in HanDBase for Android
Replies: 36
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iOS vs Android sales

dhaupert wrote: That's because the iPhone version was launched with a small subset of features as well (even less than the Android version shipped with) and yet still outsold it. The features like forms came 2 years after launch and all the while it was selling consistently at a rate higher than the Android version ever was!

In fact, I would add that the iPhone version does not sell more now that it has forms- the rate has remained consistent the entire time. Of course there is the sale of the forms add-on to augment that from a business standpoint, but the rate of customer purchases of HanDBase has not changed since forms.


Is it still true that iOS sales are higher than Android sales?
by patrickwest
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:46 am
 
Forum: HanDBase for Android
Topic: Vote for the Features you want most in HanDBase for Android
Replies: 36
Views: 41851

Re: Vote for the Features you want most in HanDBase for Andr

Hi Fabio,

That's a great question, one I think about a lot. I do know that HanDBase is not just used for Business reasons. The people on this forum are mostly in that category, but are just a small subset of the customer base. When you are using it for a grocery list or to organize your DVD collection, you tend not to be as enthusiastic and vocal about the product in forums like this. So that may make the difference. I'm not 100% sure though. I do notice that the Android group on this forum is far busier than the sales would show. It would seem from the forums that the Android product is sold on par with the iPhone version, just based on activity alone. But I know that not to be the case. So this can mean one or more of several things:

- There are more business users on iOS than Android
- A higher number/percentage of users on iOS purchase apps than do Android users
- There are more purchases of HanDBase by casual/personal users on iOS than Android
- iOS users are more likely to purchase apps than Android users

Notice I don't include the possibility that forms and other features that iPhone version has over the Android version? That's because the iPhone version was launched with a small subset of features as well (even less than the Android version shipped with) and yet still outsold it. The features like forms came 2 years after launch and all the while it was selling consistently at a rate higher than the Android version ever was!

In fact, I would add that the iPhone version does not sell more now that it has forms- the rate has remained consistent the entire time. Of course there is the sale of the forms add-on to augment that from a business standpoint, but the rate of customer purchases of HanDBase has not changed since forms.
by dhaupert
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:17 am
 
Forum: HanDBase for Android
Topic: Vote for the Features you want most in HanDBase for Android
Replies: 36
Views: 41851

Re: Vote for the Features you want most in HanDBase for Andr

Hi there,

Thanks for your post. I'm sorry you're so disappointed. I can say that if you purchased the desktop in the last 30 days you can get a refund. Just email sales@ddhsoftware.com with your request and we'll give it to you. Unfortunately Google handles the market sales and refunds and they only give a refund in the first 15 minutes of a purchase, which is quite ridiculous. So it will be unlikely you can get that 9.99 back- sorry!

Regarding forms and reports- here's the deal.. I want HanDBase for Android to be wonderful and full featured. I know many of you do as well, so we're in agreement!! The issue is that despite the success the Android platform has had in marketshare, the software picture is not as optimistic. I continue to make a small fraction of sales than I do on iOS, as do most developers. This has been consistent for the entire year it's been out, long before the iPhone version had forms and such features. In fact, from when the iPhone version started shipping, it had less functionality than the Android one does now and still outsold it by a factor of 4:1 back then.

I have hope that things will get better in time on Android, and I do plan on adding features to it and am working on an update right now. But because of this inequity of actual sales, I have to temper these plans and really focus on where the income is coming in consistently. It's like having two water wells each the same distance from your house. If you walk two miles in one direction and get 2 gallons of water from the well but can walk two miles in the other direction and get 10 gallons, which are you more likely to spend the effort going to each day? So that is what factors into my time.

Will forms comes to HanDBase for Android? I hope so, but have not started on it at this point. Will reports (graphs/charts)? Same as forms. I am however working on some smaller feature increments and mainly preferences and options to make it more flexible for you. I think and trust it will get better over time just like all the other platforms have!
by dhaupert
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:12 am
 
Forum: HanDBase for Android
Topic: Vote for the Features you want most in HanDBase for Android
Replies: 36
Views: 41851

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