Apple’s iPhone App Store is still the most popular worldwide, with strong markets in North America and Europe. Microsoft’s Windows Marketplace for Mobile and apps sold directly through a carrier were also popular.
Evans Data CEO Janel Garvin, said, “The app store model is now an expected part of any wireless developer program. And while Apple’s iPhone App Store set the pace in North America and Europe, Nokia has been busy cultivating developers outside the U.S. in their traditional offshore strongholds, and has been remarkably successful in the short time of the Ovi store’s existence.”
For wireless developers, technical issues such as operating system, application runtime and development tools are the top priority in selecting a platform.
Other survey findings include: