App development can be an extremely profitable venture, but not every app makes Apple’s best seller list. In fact, many developers don’t make much money at all, or may not even break even! New data published by App Promo (via Mashable) reveals that up to 59% of developers never break even on their apps!
Of course, it’s also important to note that the survey only included 100 developers, so it may not be a broad enough sample set to provide a true picture of app development in general, but it does tend to reinforce the idea that if you want your app to be truly successful, it has to be unique, high-quality, and well promoted!
Check out the below infographic to see all the results in visual form. Click on the image to see a full sized version.