Since Palm makes ever longer jumps and leaps toward unseating that the King of Smartphones in the hardware sector of the market by consenting to let Amazon.com sell the Palm Pre for just $100 (with a 2-year Sprint contract), Apple continues to reign supreme from the software market, atleast in regards to smartphone apps, which is.
Just lately, the Apple iTunes App Store AppValley marked its two billionth down load. The 1 billionth i-phone app download just happened only a few months earlier in the day – on April 23, 2009 to be more precise. Which lends into the question of if a three billionth or even a 4 or even 4 billionth iPhone program download will occur before the close of this past year.
When an iPhone user notched that inch billionth benchmark, Apple awarded him (or her) an entire bevy of free snacks from Apple. Can the two billionth downloader have exactly the exact same boon? The Apple press release on the achievement cites nothing about the subject, therefore it’s doubtful. Maybe for the 1 billionth (with its two-week promotional campaign prior to it) Apple thought it had the excess push to acquire those apps downloaded.
However, now that the iTunes App store seems, such as the iPhone it self, to really own a life of its own, perhaps Apple no more finds that the need to provide such incentives. If this is so, they’re probably perfect. Together with 85,000 apps and over 125,000 members of Apple’s iPhone Developer Program serving over 50 million iPhone and ipodtouch users across the globe there’s little promotion they can do in this point that will equal the series result of word-of-mouth (or rather, word-of-text) that has recently begun.
Analysts say that Microsoft and Symbian and also RIM are so heavily focused in the OS game – with, most especially in today’s news, 30 brand new smartphone devices slated to come out at the subsequent year conducting WinMo 6.5 – which they’re lagging way behind Apple in terms of fun and useful software to utilize in their own smartphones. Even Google, probably the most likely to create a similar breadth of programs to get the Android OS, still has a lot of catching up to do.