Today Google has announced that Google Play, has passed 25 billion downloads with over 675,000 available apps and games. Good news for the battle between Android and iOS and others, but I keep on asking myself the value of the downloads to developers especially Kenyan developers. In a number of tech events which have gone to, developers talk of having thousands and thousands downloads. And that has been the mark of success for most them. The questions is in terms of money or other measure of success, what is the value of these downloads?