App Store dominates mobile markets revenue chart
It will come as no surprise to most ofyou that the App Store dominated the mobile markets revenue charts in2009, but with the huge growth of Android you might not expect to seeit record a second straight year of domination. Is this trendgoing to continue in 2011? With Android on the rise and the WindowsPhone Marketplace getting the support of world's biggest phone makerNokia, the App Store will finally meet some serious competition.
Actually, its market share slipped morethan 10% from the whopping 92.8% in 2009 to 82.7% in 2010.Nevertheless, the App Store had a huge growth of 131.9% on the year.Impressive? Not as much as the growth of Google's AndroidMarket, which skyrocketed 8 and half times to register a totalrevenue of $102 million and a market share of nearly 5%. But despitethe popularity of the Android platform, the Android Market fails to generate much revenue so far. BlackBerry'sApp World and Nokia's Ovi Store actually had a bigger revenue lastyear - $165 and $102 million respectively. Nokia's Ovi Store willmerge into Microsoft's Windows Marketplace ecosystem. Add that theMarketplace already has more than 5,000 apps, it could be alegitimate contender this year.