Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Everyone Trying to Get on the App Store Bandwagon

RIM, Google, Microsoft, and now Nokia - all launching app stores. A great idea, but I don't think just launching an app store guarantees success. The iPhone app store is successful in part because it is tied to iTunes and because Apple has applied many of the lessons learned from the iTunes business model.
Nokia Unveils Ovi Store, Application Sales To Debut In May
At the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has unveiled its initiative to try and repeat the runaway succes of Apple’s App Store with its own mobile storefront dubbed Ovi Store. This was an expected move as the rumors about the Finnish mobile juggernaut’s mobile applications store already spread last week; they were late confirmed to Reuters by industry sources.

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