There is no doubt that Apple easily has the biggest App store in the world. They were able to generate more than $760 million in revenue through their app store in 2009, a number that increased to more than $1,782 in 2010, over 80% growth in just one year.
BlackBerry App for BlackBerry Phones such as Torch 9800, Bold 9780 unlocked, etc world now sits in second. They had done over #36 million in 2009 in terms of revenue, and were able to move that number up to $165 million in 2010, proving that they belong in the top tier of app markets. You might be a little surprised to find out that the Nokia Ovi Store was in third place, still above the surging Google Android Market, which was in fourth by just 3 million less than the Nokia Ovi Store.
As of right now Google Android Market has over 150,000 apps available for their users, but that doesn’t seemed to have help them move up in terms of revenue above the competing companies in the space. The BlackBerry app world is easily one of the best performing in terms of revenue per app. They have just over 20,000 apps currently available, but many of those are enterprise-level applications that are substantially more expensive than the apps that mgiht be found in other app stores.
It will be interesting to watch how these numbers move in 2011. All of the companies are aggressively expanding their app stores, devices and carriers so more people are exposed to their products. Now that the very last users are starting to make the move to smart devices, it will be interesting to see if these new smart device users choose to go for the newbie friendly Apple iPhone 4 unlocked, or look elsewhere.