iPhone dev Tapulous makes $1 million a month

iPhone dev Tapulous makes $1 million a month

iPhone developer Tapulous, creator of Tap Tap Revenge, makes around $1 million USD per month.

The fact that the iPhone can be a very profitable platform for some lucky, small developers isn't really news any more - but the figures themselves can still be quite staggering. US-based developer Tapulous, for example, has revealed that it makes more than $1 million USD every month from its iPhone titles.

Tapulous is most well-known for creating the Tap Tap Revenge games on the iPhone, which have apparently been installed more than 20 million times. Tapulous CEO Bart Decrem told Reuters that more than 600 million games of Tap Tap Revenge had been played since the game was released.

According to research from comScore, at least one in three iPhone users had downloaded and played a game in the Tap Tap series at least once.

Discussing how the game made money, Tapulous' Bart Decrem said that much of it was down to the number of ways the game had been released. The Tap Tap series has been available in standard, free, ad-supported and band-endorsed formats, with still more games on the way as the iPhone platform continues to expand.

"It's going to be big and all of a sudden people are going to say, 'holy cow, where did those guys come from?'" He added.

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leveller 24th December 2009, 21:17 Quote
It is truly amazing that Tapulous have achieved this, however I'm pretty sure it's only a handful of devs that achieve this amount of cash and quality products.

Interestingly Apple have announced to the main iPhone devs to get their apps ready for iTablet/book/whatever by creating them to run fullscreen as opposed to a specific iPhone res. Rumours are an announcement will come in Jan by Apple with more info, also a possible Apple conference in Jan too(?) interesting timing ... I'm damn sure Tapulous will be on the ball with their apps and be there at launch.

'Is the iPhone bubble about to burst?' - hell no. iPhone can be seen as the warmup for what comes next.
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 27th December 2009, 22:51 Quote
I think the IPhone 4G will be on Verizon next year so a lot of money making opportunities yet to be had.
As long as the IPhone is number one then the bubble will never burst. If you didn't know, keeping the IPhone number well there's an APP for that.
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