Android Market

  • 100,000 Android Applications Submitted To Date, AndroLib Claims

    100,000 Android Applications Submitted To Date, AndroLib Claims

    Despite earlier reports to the contrary, Android Market watcher AndroLib says there aren’t 100,000 applications available in the store – yet. There have, however, 100,000 apps been submitted to Android Market since its public debut, the site wagered this morning, up from approximately 5,000 in June 2009. The Androlib directory covers multiple markets, including international ones… Read More

  • 10% Of Applications In The App Store For iPad Boast In-App Purchases

    App store analytics provider Distimo in its latest report once again focuses on in-app purchases across a variety of mobile application stores, Apple’s App Store in particular. According to Distimo, the percentage of applications with in-app purchases is significantly higher in the App Store for iPad (10%) compared to that for the iPhone (2%). Read More

  • 100,000 Applications In Android Market? Not Just Yet

    Engadget and InformationWeek are reporting that AndroLib, which gathers all kinds of statistics on the Android Market, pegs the number of Android applications in the store at 100,000. My question is: where are they getting that from? It’s true that AndroLib estimates the total number of downloads has now exceeded 1 billion apps, like we reported a couple of days ago when AndroLib launched… Read More

  • AndroLib gets a makeover, estimates over 1 billion Android apps downloaded so far

    AndroLib, the website that enables you to browse and discover apps for your Android phone far better than the Android Market site does, has gotten a makeover and a bunch of new features today. Sure, it’s still not going to win any web design contests any time soon, but the revamp makes the site a ton more useful as far as I’m concerned. AndroLib has also updated and expanded… Read More

  • AndroLib Gets A Makeover, Estimates Over 1 Billion Android Apps Downloaded So Far

    AndroLib, the website that enables you to browse and discover apps for your Android phone far better than the Android Market site does, has gotten a makeover and a bunch of new features today. Sure, it’s still not going to win any web design contests any time soon, but the revamp makes the site a ton more useful as far as I’m concerned. AndroLib has also updated and expanded… Read More

  • Distimo: 57% of Android apps are free vs. 28% of iPhone apps

    App store analytics provider Distimo last week published its report for June 2010, and zoomed in on the pricing of mobile applications across a variety of platforms once more. The startup found that more than half of mobile apps are priced below or equal to $2 in Android Market, Apple’s App Store for iPhone and iPad, Nokia’s Ovi Store and Palm’s App Catalog. The exceptions to… Read More

  • Everything You Need To Know About The Fragmented Mobile Developer Ecosystem

    Everything You Need To Know About The Fragmented Mobile Developer Ecosystem

    Considering the immense fragmentation that characterizes the mobile apps industry, it’s good to see decent research help us try and make sense of what’s going on in that particular part of the digital economy, one that is consistently growing in size and importance across the globe. Hence, I invite anyone with a vested interest in the mobile developer ecosystem to check out… Read More

  • Petition To Enable Paid Android Apps In More Countries Draws Thousands

    Next August, it will be 2 years since Google first announced Android Market, its mobile application store. First opened to users in October 2008, the company needed until February / March 2009 to add priced application support to Android Market for both developers and users in the US and the UK. Today, supported locations for merchants now also include Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan… Read More

  • Google Refreshes Android Market Website – It Inexplicably Still Lacks Search

    We’re not 100% sure when it popped up first, but Google has seemingly updated the Android Market website. Don’t pee your pants just yet – they’ve apparently merely shuffled some things around along with other layout changes. Still no search, still no way to download apps OTA, still no statistics of any kind. On the bright side, the interface is more straightforward than… Read More

  • Google: Android Market now serving 30,000 apps

    At the most recent Mobile World Congress, Google CEO Eric Schmidt revealed that the company’s partners are now selling over 60,000 Android handsets on a daily basis. With that kind of growth rate, it’s no wonder that the size of the Android Market is quickly increasing in its slipstream. While Google doesn’t publicly show how many applications there are in Android Market… Read More

  • Global Smartphone App Download Market Could Reach $15 Billion By 2013: Report

    Research reports forecasting future market sizes should always be taken with a grain of salt, but it occasionally helps to see the estimates of research organizations in order to gain some perspective on the current and upcoming trends for those markets. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what research2guidance has to say about the worldwide smartphone application market, which… Read More

  • Android Market Gets A $13,000 Per Month Success Story Of Its Own

    Android Market Gets A $13,000 Per Month Success Story Of Its Own

    In the months following the iPhone App Store’s launch in July 2008, it became clear that the platform was turning into a gold rush. Success stories of one-man companies earning $250,000 in a few months became common. And even though the odds of striking it rich were clearly much lower than the media portrayed, a huge surge of developers started building iPhone applications. Android… Read More

  • Android Apps Are Priced Higher in Europe Than In The U.S. (Report)

    App store analytics company Distimo has released its December report on mobile apps, this time zooming in on the physical location of publishers in Google Android Market, and how the prices of their apps compares to those of developers in other countries. Distimo found that publishers in the Euro zone (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Spain) tend to price their… Read More

  • Google: Actually, We Count Only 16,000 Apps In Android Market

    Yesterday, I wrote a post on our sister site MobileCrunch about the estimated number of applications that were available on Android Market according to AndroLib, which aims to serve as both a comprehensive directory and a search engine for Google’s mobile applications store. The service’s automated statistics pegged the number of apps available for download at over 20,000, free… Read More

  • Android Market grows up, hits 20,000 apps milestone

    Rest assured that 2010 is going to be a big year for the Android operating system, with many new handsets finding their way to stores around the world (including Google’s own phone) and an increasing number of developers building tools, games and the likes for the fast-growing platform. One way of noticing that the OS is poised for a big breakthrough at the expense of Windows Mobile… Read More

  • Apps for Blackberry cost way more than iPhone, Android apps

    We’ve covered a couple of Distimo reports in the past because they provide us with some valuable insights on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market based on the startup’s in-depth analysis of publicly available data. Now the company has added RIM’s Blackberry App World store to the fray, which gives us even more data points to compare the rivals’… Read More

  • Blackberry App World More Expensive Than iPhone, Android App Stores (Report)

    We’ve covered a couple of Distimo reports in the past because they provide us with some valuable insights on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market based on the startup’s in-depth analysis of publicly available data. Now the company has added RIM’s Blackberry App World store to the fray, which gives us even more data points to compare the rivals’… Read More

  • Distimo tracks trends in the UK's mobile app stores

    With every major handset manufacturer planning an app store launch, the fragmented mobile application market gets ever harder to track. Distimo is a young startup (the fresh-faced founders only started the company in May) which provides free analytical reports covering trends in the main mobile application stores; currently the holy trinity of Apple, Android and Blackberry. It also creates… Read More

  • Android Market Now Over 10,000 Applications Strong

    In the mobile OS world, Google’s Android is still a challenger but with the amount of devices that will be running the system that are due to come out in the coming months alone in combination with its open approach it is definitely a contestant to watch closely. The success of Apple’s App Store for the iPhone / iPod Touch is often measured by how many apps have already been… Read More

  • Top Developer Reveals Android Market's Meager Sales

    It’s no secret that Apple’s App Store has been leaps and bounds more succesful than Android’s comparable Market, but it isn’t often we get concrete data that shows just how poorly Android’s store is faring in comparison. Today Android developer Larva Labs has posted some of the sales figures for its top applications, and the results are not impressive: Larva has… Read More