Apple’s “Apps for Everything”, will it help?

Apple just launched a new promotional placement for iPhone applications, called Apps for Everything. It is part of the Apple iPhone website: On the website, several application categories, as displayed above, are defined and each category features a selection of applications. Apple decides on which applications are featured here, similar to the placements in the […]

Windows Marketplace launching next week, but not for current phones

The launch of Windows Marketplace is getting close. On October 6, the new Windows Mobile 6.5 with Marketplace will go to market. Marketplace is said to launch in 29 countries with minimal 600 available applications. Microsoft states that the reach of Marketplace will be 30 million consumers worldwide. This is however including current Windows Mobile […]

Recap of this week’s app store news

The Palm App Catalog gets support for paid applications, with 70% developer revenue share and billing via credit card. The Distimo Report August 2009 is available, covering the Apple App Store and Android Market in the US and UK. After four months, the Nokia Ovi Store now has over 3,000 available content items, of which […]

Vodafone 360 going for mobile widgets

Yesterday, Vodafone announced its new suite of internet services called 360. Part of 360 is an app store. Not too many details are announced on the supported content and platforms, but it’s clear that mobile widgets will be in the store. Vodafone just announced a competition, called App Star, for developers to build the best […]

Intel Announces Application Store for Atom-based devices

Intel just announced the launch of their “Intel Atom Processor Developer Program for Mobile Devices”, enabling netbook OEMs and other partners to create application stores through which validated applications can be sold. From their press release: “We want to fuel the growth of Intel Atom-based products designed for the mobile lifestyle,” said Renee James, corporate vice […]

Distimo Report August 2009 – US and UK

We publish a monthly report to highlight trends in the different mobile app stores. The Distimo Report August 2009 is now available. The report covers the Apple App Store and Google Android Market. Two versions of the report are available: one covering the United States, and one covering the United Kingdom. You can download your […]

Vodafone announcing app store this Thursday

Vodafone worldwide delivers phones with a large range of mobile platforms, including Symbian, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Android, iPhone and Java supporting phones.Vodafone announcing app store this Thursday This week, Vodafone will announce the details of its new application service, called Vodafone 360. This service will be a combination of a suite of social networking applications […]