ChatGPT's Mobile Revenue Grew 38% in August
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ChatGPT's own mobile app has been out for several months now giving us a glimpse into how important it is to have a mobile app, even if your brand is already big.
By that I mean, let's see how much money OpenAI is earning right from the App Store and Google Play, and how that revenue is growing.
According to our App inteligence, ChatGPT ended August with $2.7M of net revenue. Its highest haul to date, and a 40% increase over July's total.
Although August was the first month to bring revenue from both the App Store and Google Play, the vast majority of the revenue came from the App Store. The US led the charge, contributing 56% of the total.
Germany, Japan, the UK, and France were behind the US contributing a combined total of 17%.
ChatGPT's long tail of revenue may not be very high but it is loooong, earning revenue from more than 80 countries in August.
OpenAI was a bit late to its own game which gave 3rd parties a head start. One notable example of this is Ask AI, one of the earliest and most aggressive ChatGPT clients, which is still making more money than the flagship app!
Other competitors aren't as lucky, but there are still countless apps launching, making it harder for ChatGPT to earn new users.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - for an AI app to succeed it needs to bring more features than an open-ended chat.
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