To find out what developers think of the app stores, market research firm Open First surveyed the small group of developers whose apps are listed at the top of their categories in various stores. They found that the biggest complaints centered on support and the ability to respond to customer comments and complaints. Developers would also like to see improvements in the way apps are approved.
In addition, app developers would like to earn more. 81 percent of Ovi Store developers, 49 percent of Android Market devs and 28 percent of Apple Store devs said they were making less than they expected.
Still, the group as a whole is generally happy with the app stores. Of those surveyed, 78 percent of iPhone developers said they are somewhat satisfied, satisfied or very satisfied. That corresponds to 63 percent of Android developers and 42 percent of Nokia developers who said the same thing.