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This list of digital distribution platforms for mobile devices includes digital distribution platforms that are intended to provide mobile software to mobile devices. For information on each mobile platform and its market share see the operating systems section of mobile operating system and smart phone. For a comparison of development capabilities of each mobile platform can be found in the article mobile development. For cross-platform development see multiple phone web-based application framework. The article mobile software contains other general information.

Operating system-native platforms

These application market places are native to the major mobile operating systems.

Name Established Status Owner Available apps Download count Installed base Device platform Allows individual developers to publish Developer's cut per sale Developer fees Development tool(s) Free IDE?
App Catalog 02009-06-06June 6, 2009 Live Palm/HP 10,002
(Dec 2011)[1]
108 million
(Aug 2011)[2]
2.6 million
(Jul 2010)[3]
webOS[l 1] Yes 70%[4] Free[4] Mojo SDK Yes
App Store 02008-07-10July 10, 2008 Live Apple 1,000,000
(October 22, 2013)[5]
50 billion
(Mar 2013)[5]
500 million
(Jan 2013)[5]
iOS[l 2] Yes 56-71% (varies depending on the developer's country)[6] US$99/year[7] iOS SDK, Xcode Yes (Xcode 4 is free on the Mac App Store and Apple Developer.)
BlackBerry World 02009-04-01April 1, 2009 Live BlackBerry 223,601
(October 26, 2013) BlackBerry OS, PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 apps[8]
billion
(May 2012)[9]
75 million
(Jan 2012)[10]
BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry Tablet OS, BlackBerry 10 OS[l 3] Yes 70%[11] Free[12] BlackBerry OS SDK Yes
Download Fun/Download Catalog 02002-10-01October 1, 2002 Closed[13] Danger, Inc./Microsoft 0 0 0 Danger OS Yes 40% Free Danger OS SDK[14] Yes
Google Play 02008-10-22October 22, 2008 Live Google 1,000,000
(Jul 24, 2013)[15]
50 billion[16] 500 million
(June 2012)[17]
Android[l 4] Yes 70% US$25[18] Android SDK, Android Studio Yes
Nokia Store 02009-05-26May 26, 2009 Live Nokia 120,000 (Aug 2012)[19]
17 million/day (Oct 2012)[19]

~6 billion (Aug 2012)[20]

885 million (Mar 2012)[21] Multiple[l 5]

Symbian, MeeGo, Maemo, S40

Yes 70% 1 [22] Qt 4 SDK,[23] Nokia Web Tools,[24] Nokia SDK for Java, Java ME[25] Yes
Palm Software Store 02008-12-16December 16, 2008 Closed[26] Palm 5,000
(Dec 2008)[27]
Unknown Unknown Multiple[l 6]
Palm OS, Windows Mobile
Yes 60% Unknown Unknown N/A[28]

[29]

Samsung Apps 02009-09-14September 14, 2009 Live Samsung, Handmark 13,000 (March 24, 2011)[30] 100 million bada Apps(March 2011),

20 million Samsung Smart TV Apps (25 June 2013)[31]

5 million (March 2011) Multiple[l 7][32]
Android, bada, Samsung Smart TV
Yes 70%[33] Free Android SDK, bada SDK Yes
Windows Phone Store 02010-10-21October 21, 2010 Live Microsoft 175,000+
(October 10, 2013)

[34]


54 per person
(Dec 2012)[35] (~2 billion)
31 million
(Mar 2013)[36][37][38][39][40][41]
Windows Phone[l 8] Yes 70% US$99/year/unlimited paid apps and 100 free apps submissions Or

Free for students [42]

Windows Phone Developer Tools, includes specialty versions of Microsoft Visual Studio, Expression Blend Yes
Windows Store 02012-10-26October 26, 2012 Live Microsoft 125,111
(November 1, 2013)

[43]
Windows Desktop and
Windows Runtime (Windows 8/RT)
Partial Microsoft classifies developer accounts to individual accounts and company accounts. Individual accounts are restricted from using specific app capabilities and cannot list desktop apps in Windows Store, while company accounts do not have this restriction.[44] Microsoft verifies company accounts by contacting the company official, while this is not done for individual accounts.[45] 70% that is raised to 80% if developer sales exceeds US$25,000 in a year Individuals: US$49/year or US$0/year for student, Companies:US$99/year Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 or Visual Studio 2012 professional or higher Yes

Third-party platforms

Name Established Status Organizations Available apps Download count Install base Device platform Developer's cut per sale Developer fees Development platform(s)
Appland January 2011 Live Appland 100,000 Unknown White labeled and co-branded app stores for: STC, Telia, 3, etc. Multiple
Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile
70% Free Unknown
Amazon Appstore March 2011 Live Amazon.com 42,200[46] Unknown Unknown Android 70% US$99/year
(Waive fee for first year, plus $50 AWS promo code[47])
Android SDK
AmmApp 02009-12-01December 2009 Live General Software 1,500
(September 2010)
Unknown Unknown Windows Mobile Unknown Free Unknown
Android Application Online 02010-03-01March 2010 Live AndAppOnline 4,000
(Dec, 2012)
Unknown Unknown Android[l 4] 85% Free Android SDK
Aptoide October 2010 Live Aptoide 100,000
(Mar, 2013)
300 million
(Mar, 2013)
10.5 million
(Jan, 2013)
Android up to 87.5% Free Android SDK, Java ME
Fasmicro Android Store 02011-06-01June 2011 Live Fasmicro Ltd 1,042
(July, 2011)
35,180
(July, 2011)
2,118
(July, 2011)
Android 100% Free Android SDK
AndroidPIT App Center 02010-10-01October 2010 Live Fonpit AG 6,100 10 million Unknown Android[l 4] 70% Free Android SDK
App Center 02011-01-01January 2011 Live Nukona, Inc. Unknown Unknown Unknown Multiple
Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS
100% Free Android SDK, Apple Xcode/iOS SDK
Appitalism Live Appitalism, Mobile Streams, Simon Buckingham 719,000 3 million
(April 2011)[48]
Unknown Multiple[l 9]
Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Java, Palm OS, Symbian, Windows Mobile
Unknown Free[49] Android SDK, Java ME
AppsLib 02009-08-01August 2009 Live AppsLib, Archos 38,771
(December 8, 2012)
Unknown Unknown Android[l 4] 70% Free Android SDK
BBbundle 02012-03-01March 2012 Live BBbundle Unknown Unknown Unknown BlackBerry OS[l 9] Unknown Free Unknown
BloomWorlds 02010-07-01July 2010 Private Beta BloomWorlds Unknown Unknown Unknown Android[l 4] varies US$99/year Android SDK
CeBeans 02000-10-01October 2000 Live Vincent Collura 9,601
(Oct 4 2013)
Unknown Unknown Windows Mobile varies Free Unknown
Cellmania 01999-06-01June 1999 Live General Software 200,000
(April 2011)[50]
Unknown Unknown Multiple
Android, BlackBerry OS, Flash Lite, iOS, Java, Symbian, Windows Mobile
varies according to operator deployment Free Unknown
FastApp Live FastApp 441,904 Unknown Unknown Multiple
Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Nokia OS
varies according to operator deployment Free Unknown
FLYPP Live FLYPP 200,000 Unknown Unknown Multiple
Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Nokia OS
varies according to operator deployment Free Unknown
GetJar Live GetJar, Accel Partners 257,000
(September 2011)[51]
billion
(September 2011)[51]
Unknown Multiple[52]
Android, BlackBerry OS, Flash Lite, iOS, Java, Palm OS, Symbian, Windows Mobile
N/A Free[52] Unknown
Gnome Escape Live Gnome Escape 700,000
(March 2013)[53]
1 million
(March 2013)[53]
Unknown Multiple[53]
iOS
N/A Free (Featured Promotional placement available to developers for a fee)[53] Unknown
Handango Live PocketGear 190,000[54] Yes Unknown Multiple[l 10]
Android, BlackBerry OS, Palm OS, PSP, Symbian, Windows Mobile
≈42% Free N/A
Handmark Live Handmark Unknown Unknown Unknown Multiple[l 9]
Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Java, Palm OS, Symbian, Windows Mobile
Unknown Unknown Unknown
Ibtikarati Appstore 02012-02-01February 2012 Live Mesh Venture Ltd. Unknown Unknown Unknown iOS Apple N/A Free Unknown
Indiroid 02011-08-01August 2011 Live Basari Mobile 170,000
(December 29, 2011)
Unknown Unknown Android[l 4] ≈50% Free Android SDK
MobileRated Live Kalador Entertainment 55,000
(December 2010)[55]
300 million
(December 2010)[55]
Unknown Multiple[55]
Android, BlackBerry OS, Java
N/A Free[49] Android SDK, Java ME
Mobango Unknown Live Mobango Unknown Unknown Unknown Multiple[l 9]
Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Java, Palm OS, Symbian, Windows Mobile
Unknown Unknown Unknown
neXva Unknown Live neXva Unknown Unknown Unknown Multiple[l 9]
Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Java, Palm OS, Symbian, webOS, Windows Mobile
70-85% Free Unknown
explorePDA.com Live explorePDA 1,500 10 million
(May 2010)[56]
120 million
(May 2010)[56]
Multiple[l 11]
Android, BlackBerry OS, Java, Palm OS, Symbian, webOS, Windows Mobile
75% Free[56] Java ME, S60
LG Application Store 02009-07-13July 13, 2009 Live LG 1,400
(July 2009)[57]
Unknown Unknown Windows Mobile[l 12] Unknown Unknown Unknown
MiKandi 02009-11-29November 29, 2009 Live MiKandi Unknown Unknown 80,000
(December 2009)[58]
Android[59] Unknown Unknown Unknown
MobiHand [60] Bankrupt
MobiHand, Inc. 5,000
(June 3, 2009)[61]
Unknown Unknown Multiple
BlackBerry, Palm, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android[61]
60-80% Free Unknown
Mobile2Day 1999 Live PocketGear 140,000 Yes Unknown Multiple
Symbian OS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Android, JavaME. webOS
60% Free N/A
Opera Mobile Store 02011-03-01March 2011 Live Opera Software 140,000
(March 2011)[62]
700,000 per day
(March 2011)[63]
Unknown Multiple[64]
Android, Java, Symbian, BlackBerry OS, Windows Mobile, iOS
70% — Android, Symbian, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile; 50% — Java[65] Free[65] Android SDK, Java ME, S60, BlackBerry SDK, Windows Phone Developer Tools
PocketGear 1999 Live PocketGear 140,000
(June 2010)[66]
Yes Unknown Multiple
Android, BlackBerry OS, Java, Palm OS, Symbian, Windows Mobile
≈55% Free N/A
Soc.io Mall June 2011 Live Gigamarket Ltd. 9,120 9,000,000
(Jan, 2012)
80,000
(Jan, 2012)
Android 80% Free Android
SlideME 02008-04-01April 2008 Live SlideME 14,020
(October 20, 2011)
Unknown Unknown Android[l 4] 80-98% (varies depending on buyer payment method) Free Android SDK
SmartAppFinder October 2010 Live SmartAppFinder 12,000
(Jan 2012)
Unknown Unknown Android 70% Free Android SDK
Nduoa Market 02010-05-01May 2010 Live Ndoo Inc. 9,000
(March 31, 2011)
Unknown Unknown Android[l 4] 70% Free Android SDK
Software Store (Sprint) Live Sprint Nextel, Handmark Unknown Unknown Unknown Multiple
BlackBerry OS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile
Unknown Unknown Unknown
VZAppZone
Get It Now
Unknown Live Verizon Wireless, Intertek Unknown Unknown 86.6 million
(April 2009)[67]
Multiple[l 13]
BlackBerry OS, BREW, Windows Mobile
Varies US$750/app per update; 1st platform included, then US$150/platform[68] Unknown
AdultAppMart Live AdultAppMart 1,000
(Dec 2012)[69]
Unknown Unknown Android[70] Unknown Unknown Unknown

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