Feature article on app store economics

A major theme of my future research is the rise of social and mobile game platforms, such as iOS, Android, and Facebook. Specifically the app stores (or marketplaces) have launched a truly new and fascinating ecosystem for game researchers to sink their teeth in. Therefore I decided to do some exploratory research for the newspaper. The article is published in nrc.next as “Hoe overleef ik de App Store?” (August 3) and was republished as “App Store is geen goudmijn” in NRC Handelsblad on August 24.

Download article (.pdf)

“Iedereen kan een game maken voor de smartphone à la Angry Birds. En velen doen dat ook. Goed verdienen aan je game is dan ook erg moeilijk.”

Creative Commons Licentie
Unless indicated otherwise, this work is licensed under a:
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 Unported License.