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ABI Research selects the Apple App Store as the best of the mobile stores

ABI Research selects the Apple App Store as the best of the mobile stores
ABI Research took a hard look at the mobile app stores and ranked the Apple App Store as the best followed by the Google Play Store and then the Windows Phone Store. When it comes to implementation, the Apple App Store was ranked first, the Google Play Store second and the BlackBerry App World third. Apple gets points for its approach to monetization, its large market share, and the way it offers a large number of titles while still focusing on quality control.

When it comes to innovation, the Windows Play Store narrowly beats out the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Microsoft's mobile app store gets points for its "fresh approach to app discovery" which is important since it is the way that users find out what is available in the store and find the apps that they want to install. This is a part of the Apple App Store that needs work, according to API Senior analyst Aapo Markkanen

Of course, many of you prefer the mobile app store belonging to your favorite OS, which is why ABI Research took on this task. Instead of using opinions, ABI used data such as revenue, download volume and trends to rank the stores.

source: ABI via eWeek

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