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April 2010 App Store Report

Distimo has released its latest report on activity in Apple’s App Store during April. It’s major findings include the following: The App Store now includes 4,870 apps for the iPad. 32 percent of iPad apps are games. 73 percent of iPhone apps are paid, while 80 percent iPad apps are

Worldwide Application Development Software Market Declined 2 Percent in 2009

Market research firm Gartner says that application development (AD) software revenues decreased slight last year, falling 2 percent to $7.25 billion. “One of the main reasons for the decline in revenue in the AD market in 2009 was the de facto spending freeze on new projects in the early part

Developers Will Support Multiple Mobile OSs, But Apple Bobs to the Top

In a survey of mobile application developers, market research firm Ovum found that 81 percent of developers either had already started iPhone projects or plan to do so soon. Coming in second and third place were RIM’s BlackBerry OS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS, attracting 74 percent and 66 percent

Survey Shows the Growing Importance of Smartphones to Business Professionals

A new survey by cloud computing phone service provider RingCentral confirms that belief that smartphones are coming to dominate business professionals’ live. More people said they would rather give up their morning cup of coffee than said they would give up their smartphone, and smartphones tied for first place with

Android Fragmentation: Speed Bump or Road Block?

Several industry watchers have been commenting with dismay on the number of versions of Android in the marketplace, and now IMS Research has released a report tackling the problem. “Fragmentation is a concern first and foremost for developers,” noted IMS Research analyst, Chris Schreck. “Differentiating between strains of an OS,

February 2010 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share

For the period between November 2009 and February 2010, 234 million Americans age 13 and older were mobile subscribers. Of those, an average 45.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during any given month, an increase of 21 percent from the previous three months. Blackberry/RIM continued to be the

Application Downloads Pick Up Pace After Smartphone Sales Soar

In 2009, mobile device users downloaded 2.4 billion applications. For 2010, ABI Research expects that figure to soar to 6 billion, as smartphone sales jump up 20 percent and the number of app stores grows. However, revenue from applications will decline as competition puts downward pressure on prices. For the

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