Distimo Report July 2010

It is our pleasure to release our latest Distimo Report. This report covers the Apple App Store for iPad and iPhone (with specific focus on in-app purchases), as well as BlackBerry App World (Worldwide), Google Android Market, Nokia Ovi Store, Palm App Catalog and Windows Marketplace for Mobile for June 2010 in the United States. […]

Apple Rolls Out ‘iAd For Developers’

Apple already rolled out the iAd Network that enables advertisers to ‘put their brand into the hands of consumers’. Now, Apple also rolled out iAds for Developers, enabling developers to promote their applications in other apps. This is similar to Flurry’s AppCircle initiative, which Flurry calls a ‘cross-selling solution’ for mobile applications. According to Business […]

Google Expanding Android Market Carrier Billing

In Google Android Market, the main billing method is Google Checkout. This means that a consumer that wants to buy applications in the Android Market first has to sign up for this service, in order to be able to make payments to the application developers. Last December, Google also announced carrier billing for T-Mobile customers […]

Flipboard Ranked #1 Worldwide

Flipboard (iTunes), the ‘personalized social magazine’ that was launched the day before yesterday (and officially ‘released’ July 21, 2010), is now the #1 News application in all 10 countries where the iPad is available. Of these ten countries, the new application is even the #1 Top Overall application in all countries except for Japan, where […]

Top 5 Apps Downloaded By Samsung Wave Owners

Samsung announced the top 5 global applications, measured by downloads two weeks ago, on Bada: SouthAfrica2010 (Developed by Mubaloo) Hit My Boss (Developed by Rightbrain Communications) Reaction Test (Developed by ABC Solution) Basket Ball (Developed by Uangel) Basket Ball (Developed by Uangel) Brain Training (Developed by bluepin) It may come as no surprise that the […]

Updated On Appstores.info: Apple App Store for iPad and iPhone

Apple announced new figures for its third quarter, and we have updated appstores.info accordingly: Apple began selling iPads during the quarter, with total sales of 3.27 million There are 100 million iOS devices out there now Additionally, 1.7 million iPhone 4s were sold in the five initial countries. Apple also told 5 billion applications have […]

Android Market Goes Paid In Korea

The Google Android Market is now available in 46 different countries. In all these countries free applications are available for consumers, but the number of countries where paid applications can be purchased is limited. Google is adding support for paid apps in more countries and now introduced this in Korea, bringing the total number of […]

BlackBerry App World To Be launched In China

Mobile Business Briefing reports that Research In Motion is to launch a Chinese version of BlackBerry App World ‘as part of a major company push into the world’s largest mobile market’. China’s head of RIM told Returs that App World will launch ‘soon’. In May BlackBerry services were launched in China via CDMA carrier China […]

Windows Phone Marketplace To Launch In 17 Countries This Holiday Season

Aaron Woodman of Microsoft just put a post online on their blog, giving more details about Windows Phone 7 and its ‘Windows Phone Marketplace’. He announced that Windows Phone 7 will still be available this holiday season. At first,¬†Windows Phone 7 will support 5 languages; English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Most importantly however, the […]