Distimo调查：Android Market免费应用数量超过App Store
据应用商店分析公司Distimo最新报告显示，谷歌Android Market目前共有13.4342万款免费应用，超过了苹果iPhone平台的App Store，后者现在有12.1845万款免费应用，但Android Market的付费应用数量仅占后者的三分之一左右。
该调查还指出，iPhone App Store仍是产品数量最多的商店，但在2011年3月期间，其应用增长率却相对更低。
据Distimo预测，如果所有应用商店均保持目前的增长率，那么Android Market未来将成为最大的应用商店，在产品规模上击败iPad和iPhone平台的App Store、Windows Phone 7 Marketplace、黑莓App World以及诺基亚Ovi Store。
Distimo预计黑莓App World在未来6个月中的规模将双倍增长，有可能在2011年5月底时超过诺基亚Ovi Store，Windows Phone 7 Marketplace也有可能在数月后超过Ovi Store。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
There Are Now More Free Apps For Android Than For The iPhone: Distimo
App store analytics provider Distimo today published its latest report, once again zooming in on the pricing of mobile applications across a variety of platforms. We got an exclusive early look at the new report.
According to Distimo, Google’s Android Market currently offers 134,342 free applications for download, while Apple’s App Store for iPhone offers 121,845 free applications.
The number of paid applications available in Android Market, in contrast, is about one-third of the total number of paid applications available in the Apple App Store for iPhone.
According to Distimo’s data, the App Store for iPhone remains the largest store in terms of all applications available, although it was among the slowest growing mobile applications stores in terms of relative growth in March 2011.
The Apple App Store for iPad grew by 12 percent last month to 75,755 applications, of which 34,120 are designated for iPad only. The total number of available iOS applications now equals – a whopping – 367,334.
Distimo observes that applications for the iPad have become more expensive over time, while other application stores have trended in the opposite direction. The proportion of applications featuring in-app purchases has apparently decreased over time as well.
Interestingly, Distimo expects Android Market to become the largest store in terms of number of applications in about five months from now, provided current grow rates across all different application stores are somewhat maintained.
When that happens – not if – Android Market will trump the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, BlackBerry App World and Nokia Ovi Store in size (in that order).
Distimo also forecasts RIM’s BlackBerry App World to double in size over a six-month period and likely surpass Nokia’s Ovi Store in size by the end of May 2011. A couple of months later, even Windows Phone 7 Marketplace will be bigger than the Ovi Store, the company adds.（source：techcrunch）