Blackberry App World now live in Europe

Last week, Research In Motion made the announcement that Blackberry App World would be coming to more European countries. Until know, only the US, Canada and UK have access. App World has just launched in these 10 countries: Austria Belgium France Germany Ireland Italy Luxemburg Portugal Spain The Netherlands Starting now, consumers in these countries […]

Samsung application store coming to 20 countries

The Samsung application store has been in beta for six months. The store has been available only  in the UK and Germany, with little promotion yet. We have been tracking the contents since its launch, see more here. Today, Samsung announced that they are accepting application submissions from developers that want to distribute their application […]

Android Market now in 27 countries – South Africa August 8

In some countries Android Market is already live, but officially there are no phones available yet, but coming soon according Google. Next to these 26 countries, Android Market will be launched in South Africa on August 8. This announcement was made by HTC’s distributer in South Africa, Leaf International Communications. Initially, only free applications will be […]

ShoZu comments on going from free to paid in the app store

Last week, we wrote about ShoZu that started charging for their former free application in the Apple App Store. We had a look at the impact of this on their ranking, check out the previous post for more info. We talked to ShoZu’s Jennifer Grenz, Vice President of Products and Marketing, who made some interesting comments […]

Verizon launching app store

Yesterday, Verzion announced the launch of their VCast app store. The store will go live in the last quarter of this year and will support multiple platforms: Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, Palm and Symbian. Verizon already offered applications to their subscribers for several years, but only for the BREW platform. With this new step, Verizon says […]

Windows Marketplace opens for developers

Microsoft opened Windows Marketplace for developers to submit their applications. Developers that want to have their applications in the store when it goes live at the end of this year can learn more here. Microsoft is now accepting application submissions for the Marketplace in all 29 countries, on a first-in-first-out bases. According their announcement, it […]

Philips joining Android?

Last week, rumors came out that HTC wants to put Android on 50% of their phones in 2010. These are not confirmed by HTC yet, but would have a big impact on the Android market share and audience with access to Android Market. Today, another manufacturer rumor on Android came out. Philips is said to […]

First app on GetJar that sees 1 million downloads in one week

The top 5 most popular apps over the last week were: eBuddy (1,205K) Nimbuzz (429K) Opera Mini Web Browser (221K) Google Maps with Latitude (207K) Mig33 (136K) These top 5 applications on GetJar have been in a battle for the top positions over the last months. Until recently, the total top 5 received 6M monthly […]

Impact of price changes in the Apple App Store: SGN example

In our reports we analyze pricing developments in the Apple App Store. To get an idea of the impact of application pricing, it is always interesting to look at specific examples of applications that test various pricing points. One of these applications is F.A.S.T. — Fleet Air Superiority Training!. This game by publisher SGN has been […]

Recap of this week’s app store news

Microsoft’s app store will also support media players. HTC is rumored to put Android of 50% of their handsets in 2010. Sony is launching an app store for the PSP an the end of this year. Navigon has launched turn-by-turn navigation in the US. The growth of the Apple App Store is largest outside the US. […]