It’s all about the money when it comes to apps. And making money? Well, that’s why we make ’em.
These aren’t necessarily the most popular apps out there – but they are the ones that are raking in the most money – most likely via in-app purchases. And really, is it any surprise that the majority of these hit money-making apps are games? No, not really.
Let’s take a look at who’s making the money this month:
THE PRICE IS RIGHT is one of those eternal game shows that everybody – and we mean EVERYBODY – loves. It’s been around for years, it’s easy enough for anyone to play (unlike Jeopardy or the Scripps Spelling Bee where we just gasp in awe at a few folks’ brilliance).
And it truly features everyday people on the show. It’s good family fun all around.
Have you ever played a game with friends – any game, really – where your friends took a ridiculously long time to make their move?
No wonder nobody likes to play Monopoly anymore – if you played by the official rules, the game would be over in an hour. Web Watch witnessed a Bunko night where the “lead table” decided to stop rolling dice and have a conversation — the other three tables revolted and demanded that the round end after 10 minutes had passed.
Let’s take a look at the current list of TOP GROSSING APPS for mobile devices. Note the large percentage of games on these lists versus other types of apps that could be making money for their developers.
If you’ve ever played a game of Scrabble, you probably fall into one of two categories of players: those that can always figure out a way to play a seven-letter word on a Triple Word Score (and typically win a game by more than 200 points), or you struggle determining where to place an “E” for a 2 point score.
If you fall into the latter group: don’t panic – you’re not alone. Not everybody can memorize word lists and play any Scrabble word at will.
If you’re an aspiring high school student looking for something to either pad your resume with OR if you’re looking for a rewarding career with very limited competition for a job opening (compared to other, more common offerings) – then has Web Watch have an option for you:
Some people enjoy heading out to Las Vegas or their local casino area, partaking in some fine dining, a show or two, and maybe take a chance at the tables or slot machines. For some, that gambling portion of their trip can be an exciting time (check out any craps table around 11pm) or something a bit more depressing (any keno lounge at 3am).
The reasons that people enjoy gambling run almost hand in hand with the reasons that others absolutely despise gambling. To the latter group, the issue is often “why bother throwing money away? Nobody ever wins.”
And for the most part, they’re right. Casinos exist solely because the “house always wins”. If they didn’t, then casinos wouldn’t exist at all. Gambling is a business, and if a business can’t make a profit somewhere along the line, it would cease to exist.