Survey shows app store sizes don't matter to buyers
The survey which was conducted iGR, has produced some results that might be surprising to some. The findings included the fact that 58% of the users did not consider the application stores offered on multiple platforms to be a deciding factor when making a purchase.
The sheer volume of applications offered in stores such as the Android Market and the iOS App Store were a non-factor. Despite the wide-array of app’s available, 31% of the users surveyed do not even see the need to add apps beyond those pre-installed on the devices.
Of course, applications have still taken the mobile world by storm. Upcoming platforms such as Windows Phone 7 will be far behind the competition when it comes to the amount of applications offered. The fact that a majority of users do not take the application store into consideration may be a saving grace for any future Windows Phone 7 device.
So what are your feelings in regards to application stores? Do they factor into your decision when buying a phone? Will you consider purchasing a Windows Phone 7 device even though their application store will be behind their main competitors? Tell us what you think in the comments below.