Research Firm Claims Ovi Store Is Tops In Emerging Markets For Devs

Posted: Jan 26 2010, 12:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:04pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

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According to market research, firm Evans Data Corporation the top application store for developers in emerging markets is the Nokia Ovi Store. The firm reports that the Ovi Store has passed the Apple App Store in developer growth in emerging markets like Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

"The app store model is now an expected part of any wireless developer program," said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. "And while Apple’s iPhone App Store set the pace in North America and Europe, Nokia has been busy cultivating developers outside the U.S. in their traditional offshore strongholds, and has been remarkably successful in the short time of the Ovi store’s existence.”

The survey conducted by the firm also showed that Java Data objects are the most likely way to connect back-end applications to wireless apps. The data also showed that Intel processors are targeted by wireless devs more than other vendors like ARM and NVIDIA. If you think about it, this is no surprise; there are probably less iPhones in emerging markets due to the high cost of the devices and the limited availability making Nokia the larger audience.

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