App Store Comparisions

distmo.gifIf you are interested in App Stores and comparisons between them, then you might like to take a look at Distimo’s presentation from Mobile World Congress 2010. There are some great slides. For example, here’s one comparing free vs paid for the various app stores…

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It’s noticeable that Android has by far the highest percentage of freeware. I guess this is because most commercial entities have been taking a ‘let’s wait and see’ attitude towards Android. A higher proportion of applications are by individual developers, such as myself, who have created freeware for fun and to learn more about the platform. I think there may be a higher percentage of paid software in, for example, a years’ time when the many announced devices have become available.

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