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Gaming giants dominate cross-platform mobile apps

US video game manufacturers Gameloft and Electronic Arts are the leading producers of multi-platform mobile apps, according to the latest figures from Distimo.

Android Market dominates free apps model

Google’s Android Market is far and away the app store with the largest share of free applications according to the latest report from app store analytic company Distimo.

H1 2010 smartphone app market outperforms FY2009

research2guidance claims the worldwide smartphone application market during the first half of 2010 was bigger than the market for the whole of 2009, with the number of applications downloaded showing a similar trend.

Operators look to apps to prevent dumb-pipe syndrome

A majority of executives from  operators surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit say that they will be “better positioned to compete by opening their platforms to independent application developers”