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This article was published on February 25, 2010


    Report: App Stores Compared – Price, Percent Free, and Store Growth

    Report: App Stores Compared – Price, Percent Free, and Store Growth
    Kevin Korpi
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    Kevin Korpi

    Based in Saitama, Japan but often found attending tech events in Tokyo. Enjoys playing video games on Wii and Nintendo DS; occasionally tink Based in Saitama, Japan but often found attending tech events in Tokyo. Enjoys playing video games on Wii and Nintendo DS; occasionally tinkering with GNU/Linux and Mac OSX; and actively following blogs and tech sites about the latest tech and web trends. Follow him on twitter and FriendFeed.

    Analytics company, Distimo, presented a fascinating report on mobile App Stores at the Mobile World Congress. We know that Apple is towering over app store rivals by number of applications, but by how much?

    Distimo app store numbers

    Apple has almost 5 times more applications than all of the other app stores combined.

    How about Store Growth?

    Distimo app store numbers growth3

    During 1 month time Android has the fastest Store Growth as compared to the overall total amount of Apps available in it’s store.

    Percent Free Vs Paid Apps?

    Distimo app store numbers Paid Vs Free

    Android has the highest percent of Free apps, with more than half of it’s applications being Free. Palm has the Second highest, and Apple is third with a quarter of it’s apps being free.

    What about App Pricing?

    Distimo app store numbers prices

    Apps from Apple, Android, and Ovi are about the same average price, but RIM and Microsoft are surprisingly more than twice as expensive on average. Ouch! Shopping at them would hurt your credit card bill.

    The full ‘Mobile Application Stores State of Play’ report can be read below:

    Source: DailyWireless.org