Distimo Mobile Apps Report- Android Has Highest Number Of Free Apps, Microsoft The Smallest

Distimo’s mobile app reports are always interesting simply because they’re so in-depth,  with its latest being no exception.  With graphical representations galore, the report digs deep into the world of mobile apps to report on every statistic and trend imaginable for all the leading app stores- including Apple’s App Store, Blackberry App World, the Android Marketplace, Nokia …   Read More

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Distimo’s mobile app reports are always interesting simply because they’re so in-depth,  with its latest being no exception.  With graphical representations galore, the report digs deep into the world of mobile apps to report on every statistic and trend imaginable for all the leading app stores- including Apple’s App Store, Blackberry App World, the Android Marketplace, Nokia Ovi Store, Palm App Catalog and the Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

The report covers data from the aforementioned app stores for the month of May, and reveals that more than 50% of applications are priced below or equal to $2.00 in all stores, with the exception of the BlackBerry App World and Windows Marketplace for Mobile.  The average price of all paid applications and the 100 most popular paid applications in the App Store for iPad ($4.65) is higher than in the App Store for iPhone ($4.01).  However, the average price of the 100 top grossing applications is higher on the App Store for iPhone.

Google’s Android Market has the largest share of free applications, standing at 57%, while Windows Marketplace for Mobile had the smallest at 22%.  For Apple’s App Store, nine out of the ten most popular free applications and eight out of ten most popular paid applications iPhone are games.  Twitter’s own native application that was recently introduced for both the iPhone and Android devices has already risen to the 10th most popular free app in Apple’s App Store and the 6th in the Android Market.  Interestingly, five out of the ten most popular free applications in Windows Marketplace for Mobile are published by Microsoft Corporation.

There’s much more data packed into the actual report, along with numerous graphs and supporting information, which can be downloaded here.

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