99.4% of all mobile app sales came from Apple in 20094
Apple has recently announced that sales passed 3 billion; with 2.5 billion apps download in 2009. Gartner’s research showed apps that came from other platforms tallied at a total of 16 million – giving Apple roughly 99.4 percent of all mobile apps sold for the year. According to Stephanie Bagdassarian, research director at Gartner, "Games remain the number one application, and mobile shopping, social networking, utilities and productivity tools continue to grow and attract increasing amounts of money."
Predictions of Apple’s future ventures outside the iPhone can cause them to gain an even larger share of the mobile app market – that’s factoring in the additional users from sales of new iPhone models and the expected tablet. There’s no doubt how much money is in stake in the mobile app market; especially with the Android platform steadily rising among users. Unlike Android, which have multiple models to choose from, Apple will need to branch out to other carriers in order to keep their foothold in the mobile app market.
via Ars Technica