In Createownapps Appschool we have enlighten that before you enter the market you should get to know it and learn more about your playground. But what markets are available out there and what is the difference? Though I would give you some info of the major ones.
Maybe you don’t need further presentation, the AppStore is a platform for iOS devices maintained by Apple Inc. The service allows users to browse and download apps from the iTunes Store and depending on the app, they are available for free or at a cost. 30 percent of the revenue from the store goes to Apple, 70 % to the producer.
BlackBerry World (previously BlackBerry App World) is an application distribution service and application by BlackBerry, formerly Research In Motion RIM, for a majority of BlackBerry devices. The service provides BlackBerry users with an environment to browse, download, and update third-party applications. In 2012 over 3 billion apps have been downloaded and the market has of the three major app providers the largest revenue per app.
formerly known as the Android Market, is a digital application distribution platform for Android developed and maintained by Google. The service allows users to browse and download music, magazines, books, movies, television programs, and applications that were published through Google.
by Nokia (Finnish: ovi “door”) was the brand for Nokia’s Internet services. The Ovi services could be used from a mobile device, computer (through Nokia Ovi Suite) or via the web. Nokia focuses on five key service areas: Games, Maps, Media, Messaging and Music. Nokia’s aim with Ovi is to include third-party developers, such as operators and third-party services like Yahoo’s Flickr photo site. With the announcement of Ovi Maps Player API, Nokia has started to evolve their services into a platform, enabling third-parties to make use of Nokia’s Ovi services.
is an application store for Samsung mobile & TV users. The store first opened in June 2010, after the company released its Samsung Wave smartphone. After ten months, it saw its 100 millionth download.
Is a digital distribution platform in Microsoft’s Windows 8 and windows RT operating system. The platform can be used to provide listings for desktop apps certified to run on Windows 8, but is also the primary distribution platform for a new type of app called “Windows Store apps”. Free and paid apps can be distributed. Microsoft takes 30% of the sale price until sales reach $25 000 at which the percentage is decreased to 20%.
Happy Valentines to you all. And btw if you think cakes has nothing to do with App markets, you are probably right =)