Programs that respect your privacy

2019 Financial Report

  • Google Play: $335.27
  • Amazon: $136.63
  • PayPal: $71.68
  • Patreon: $29.61

Total Revenue: $573.19

Google Play revenue comes from selling the standard flavor on Google Play. Amazon revenue comes from selling the standard flavor on the Amazon Appstore. PayPal revenue comes from selling the standard flavor on XDA Labs and also from donations. Google AdMob ad revenue only pays out when the balance exceeds $100.00. Currently the balance is $84.71. CEX.IO, the company I currently use to transfer Bitcoin into USD, requires a minimum transfer amount of $20.00. Currently there is a balance of $14.56.

Install Base

Google Play reports some fairly detailed statistics about installations. The other distribution methods (F-Droid, XDA-Labs, the Amazon Appstore, and direct downloads from either do not track this information or provide only vague information. The screenshot below shows the installs of the standard flavor on active devices, which is defined as the “Number of Android devices that have been active in the past 30 days with the application installed”.

The year started out with 408 installs, so the number has almost doubled.

Unsurprisingly, even though there are far more installs of the free flavor, there are fewer active devices. This is because most users either decide they don’t like Privacy Browser, or they switch to using the standard flavor.

The year started out with 165 installs, so there hasn’t been much of a change.

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