Apple Store still number one

Apple is still the leader in the App market according to a report from Distimo with over 300,000 applications available in its Apple Store, an appreciable 2 fold increase in term of applications number.

Despite the fact that Apple has at least twice as many applications as its closest competitor, it didnt grew as fast as the Androids Market place Apps. In fact, the number of applications in the Android Market increased by 6 fold to almost 130,000 Apps.
The BlackBerry App World tripled its number of available applications to 18,000 Apps and the Nokia Ovi Store tripled as well for a total of 25,000 applications.

Free apps

As usual, free Apps are preferred over paid Apps, and we can see a significant amount of free applications available in all major Markets as well as a decreased in price for paid Apps.
Developers have switched their methods of making money by offering their Apps for free and generating revenue by in App payment services such as advertising in the application.

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