It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Apples Mobile App store is currently number one as far as revenues are concerned. But what will surprise you is that they are losing ground to competitors. Apple’s growth is down, and although they hold a large lead, others like Android Market place and Blackberry App World are growing and catching up. I doubt we will see anyone catch up to them in the near future, but with the Nokia/Microsoft deal recently in place, and Android growing at an alarming rate, I am sure Apple is taking notice of the numbers.
Apple’s growth looks to be slowing down as the App Store begins to reach a saturation point on smartphones, while Nokia’s Ovi Store and Google’s Android Market blossomed during 2010 by multiples of 7.2 and 8.6 times their 2009 size. Apple’s share at the top has shrunken as a consequence, a trend that looks likely to continue when Windows Phone 7′s Marketplace and the Ovi Store are melded into one through this year and beyond.
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