Apple’s iAds may make a lot of developers considerably wealthier, according to a new forecast. A professional analyst has estimated, in fact, that that developers will earn more $800 million in 2010 alone thanks to iAds.
Jason Ankeny reported late last week, “Apple’s forthcoming iAd mobile advertising effort could yield developer revenues reaching $825 million this year, according to a research note published by Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi.”
That’s a pretty good chunk of change. It’ll be split a lot of ways, of course, and not everyone will get an equal share. But those facts shouldn’t discourage developers – they’re just extra reasons to be more competitive.
On a slightly different note, it’ll be interesting to see if this forecast will make developers feel more forgiving about the whole Apple-Flash thing.