These "Surveys" crack me up. I call BS on this one. Yeah, having 80k Apps as opposed to 200k+ apps might not be the determining factor between iphone and Android, but you can bet your a$$ that the amount of apps in the app store has turned WebOS, Windows Mobile, Nokia, and Blackberry users away... Just my thoughts though, your mileage may vary
(Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
Agreed. This is a flawed survey.
I just really wanted a worthwhile app experience. By that I mean that the apps in BB appworld are worthless. Very few of them are actually worth having. But sheer size doesn't make or break anything for me. In choosing a phone this time around, I wanted something with a great, snappy OS that was going to blow away my previous BB Storm. My Droid X has done that and then some flawlessly.
(Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2008)
It's about quality not quantity! I don't need 2000 fart apps!!
(Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Oct 2009)
I think the robustness of the app store is more important that the quantity. Both Apple's App Store and the Android Market have a ton of totally useless apps (like soundboards and lightsaber sound effects), but I do think that there are quite a few apps that are only available for the iPhone. I have noticed more and more apps being offered on both platforms that where previously only for Apple (ex.-Angry Birds). Hopefully this will continue to change as Android becomes more popular. It should, being that there more Android devices out there than iPhones...
(Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
But remember, Apple gets the upper hand on apps for the most part. Take Angry Birds for example: it came out on Apple first then to Android, but the Android version is still Beta! Even if they get the same apps I've noticed that Apple gets theirs first and is made better. I've had the Droid and I have a iPod Touch so I know.
(Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
Once you're used to an app store, you'll be hooked. It's not raking in Billions for Apple for no reason. I agree that Quality is definitely superior to Quantity. Price is another issue! Many "smartphone" (Nokia S60 and Windows Mobile) users won't care about an app store simply because they've never had a decent app! Let's see what their new platforms have to offer though...