updated 04:45 pm EDT, Tue September 29, 2009
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The popularity of the iPhone is having a major impact on developers, claims iPhoneAppQuotes, a company that pairs iPhone developers with institutions needing custom work. Outfits that have recently added app development as a service are now said to have an average of 34 percent of their business taken up by iPhone projects. On top of this, mobile development is said to create an average growth of 39 percent for "most" developers.
Some 42 percent of development houses are currently said to have between two to five workers. The App Store as a whole generates roughly $140 to $250 million for all developers each quarter, leaving a separate $60 to $100 million for Apple, which takes a 30 percent cut from all sales. The latter point has sometimes been a source of controversy, as it applies even to in-app purchases, regardless of their content.