Distimo Report January 2010 – Games

It is our pleasure to release our monthly Distimo Report, based on January 2010 data. This monthly report focuses on Games in Apple App Store, BlackBerry App World, Google Android Market, Nokia Ovi Store and Windows Marketplace for Mobile in the United States. The major findings are: Games on Windows Marketplace for Mobile and BlackBerry […]

PocketGear Acquires Handango

Today independent app store PocketGear announced the acquisition of Handango. The new combination will be a provider of smartphone applications globally for the BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, and Linux platforms, with over 140,000 applications in their library from more than 32,000 developers. According to PocketGear’s CEO Jud Bowman: Our vision is to facilitate […]

Our Presentation From Mobile World Congres 2010 – Mobile Application Stores State Of Play

We just got back from an amazing week at the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona. This congress organized by the GSM Association saw that more than 49,000 visitors from 200 countries attending this years four-day conference and exhibition. During the congress, many major players in the mobile industry announced their newest products and plans […]

Operators Unite To Launch ‘Wholesale Application Community’

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a number of the world’s leading telecommunications operators and device manufacturers launched an open global alliance to compete with appstores like the Apple App Store and Google Android Market. The alliance, consisting of  24 carriers, including large operators like Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and NTT DoCoMo while handset manufacturers LG, […]

Adobe’s Platform To Deliver Apps Across All Phones

Today Adobe announced at the Mobile World Congress that they are going to extend their AIR platform to mobile devices, helping out many mobile developers facing problems with deployment on multiple platforms. AIR runtime lets developers use web technologies to build rich Internet applications that run outside the browser on multiple operating systems. Today at […]

Sprint Offers Customers Access To GetJar’s Catalog Of Apps

Sprint and GetJar announced that the GetJar catalog is now available on the Sprint portal for most Sprint handsets. According to VentureBeat, the companies don’t pay each other anything. Instead GetJar monetizes by enabling developers to buy downloads, while Sprint now offers a free service to their consumer base. Interestingly, Handmark powers Sprint’s Digital Lounge. […]

VentureBeat Guest Post: Which mobile app stores are most lucrative for developers?

There are currently over 30 mobile app stores and this number continues to grow. The latest addition is Amazon, as it aims to bring applications to the Kindle via its store. Distimo tracks all of these stores on a daily basis and we decided to sit down with several developers who have day-to-day experience in […]