10-11-2013 11:29 AM
I have found a strange issue in my downloads / sales numbers on BB10. I offer my app as a free lite version which includes ads for the pro version.
The lite version has by far the most users in Saudi Arabia (about 25,000), the second most downloads are about 5,000 in Germany, in third place is Indonesia (about 4,500).
Looking at the pro version, there are completely different numbers. The country with the most purchases is Germany (about 100), followed by Indonesia (about 80). However, there are only 8 purchases from Saudi Arabia.
Has anyone experienced the same issue or can explain it? Maybe paid apps are not distributed in Saudi Arabia? Or is there any other reason?
Thank you very much in advance for your response!
10-14-2013 11:25 AM
10-15-2013 09:49 AM
Another point to consider is the Payment method. If there is no carrier billing for a given country, you'll see a lot less sales, as the other two options (PayPal and Credit Card) are not so convenient, not to mention that some countries have restricted access to both PayPal and some types of credit cards.
For example the sales boom in Indonesia came after BBWorld introduced the carrier billing there.
Maybe you can consider releasing free version with ads so you can have additional source of income.