There are more app stores than the iTunes App store and the Google Play store.
It is easy to download apps via Google Play Store because it filters the apps that are actually compatible with a users phone. Most of the apps are stored to the phones internal storage while under certain conditions phones external storage is also used.
Company website: googleplay.com
IOS App Store provides both free as well as paid apps. Apps on this store can be downloaded both on an IOS device or your personal computer through ITunes. The app store uses specific attributes of the apple devices such as motion sensors for controlling games.
Company website: apple.com
Apart from providing numerous paid apps, Amazon gives away a new paid app every day which is available for free only for a 24 hour period. Kindle Fire includes the Amazon Appstore by default.
Company website: amazon.com
Opera Mobile Store is a unique platform serving almost every mobile operating system including Android, Windows Phone, iOS, Symbian, Java, HTML5, and even Blackberry apps. It is available on any mobile phone through a visual bookmark called Opera Mini.
Company website: opera.com
Considered as the best alternative Android application marketplace available, SlideME has over 120 OEM’s pre- loaded. According to the pre- market requirements, SlideME has in- built solutions as well as a managed app store service.
Company website: slideme.com
In order to provide high quality apps, Samsung has a strict verification process. It scrutinizes apps for device compatibility and malware and later features them for downloading. This app store is only compatible with Samsung smartphones.
Company website: samsung.com
One needs to pass through an approval process before uploading their apps on 1Mobile Market. It is easy to discover apps on this mobile store because users are suggested apps as per their preference.
Company website: mobile1.com
Mobile9 provides its users with an installer which is can be said to be a social network for the apps itself. Publishing on Mobile9 is free and it is compatible with both Android and IOS.
Company website: mobile9.com
Only free and open source apps are available on F-droid. F-droid also offers source code of applications and everyone is allowed to set up their own app repository here. An account registration is not needed to download apps from the F- droid.
Company website: f-droid.com
GetJar has more than 70 million apps to choose from and has free app upload and download system. It is available on almost all major mobile platforms including Android, IOS, JavaME, BlackBerry and Symbian.
Company website: getjar.com
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