Apple App Store’s proprietary apps
In a recent analysis by PCWorld, the most popular apps in Apple’s App Store are not exclusive to Apple, rather, they appear on Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Nokia, Palm and others.
The reason this is an important study is that Apple marketing wants you to know that “there’s an app for that,” which is a major selling point, but what it should probably mean is “there’s an app for that and you can find it on any smartphone.”
Perhaps bigger isn’t better? The Apple App store has nearly three times the number of apps as it’s younger competitor, Android.
The advantage Apple does have, however, is proprietary games which happens to be the top app download category. The bottom line of the study is that size of an app store doesn’t matter, it’s how it’s used that matters.
Resource: PCWorld study on Apple App Store.