Global Mobile App Stores Strategic Business Report 2013-2018

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Dublin, Oct. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ckz25b/mobile_app_stores) has announced the addition of the "Mobile App Stores - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Mobile App Stores in US$ Million.

The Global market is analyzed by the following Categories:

- Advertising
- Paid Downloads,
- In-app Purchases.

The report profiles 66 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • Amazon Appstore
  • Appia
  • Apple App Store
  • AT&T App Centre
  • BlackBerry World
  • GetJar
  • Google Play
  • Nokia Store
  • Samsung Apps
  • TIM Store
  • Windows Phone Store.

Key Topics Covered:

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations

Disclaimers

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics

Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

A Primer

Mobile Apps: A Beneficiary of the Changing Role of Mobile Phones

Google's Open Approach to App Development: Is It Really a Sustainable Growth Driver?

Unlike Google, Apple Maintains a Strong Base of Loyal App Developers Why?

Android Fragmentation: A Real Challenge for Android Application Developers

Key Market Trends, Drivers & Issues

Mobile Subscriber Base & Mobile Internet Penetration: The Foundation for Growth

Lesser Known App Stores to Witness Strong Developer Enrolments

Strong Smartphone Sales Drives Popularity of App Stores

Opportunity Indicator

Cross Platform Mobile Apps Grow in Popularity

Multi-Homing App Publishing Strategy: Key to Success

Ecosystem Benefits of Device Agnostic Apps

Mobile Websites: Is It A Threat to Native Mobile Apps?

Cloud Apps Grow in Popularity

Mobile Enterprise App Stores Gain Ground

Enterprise Mobility Drives Demand for Enterprise Apps

Business Apps Attract Strong Investments & Developer Interest

Mass Market VOIP Apps

Virtual Meetings Apps

Payments Apps

Social & Networking Apps

Loyalty Apps

Travel Apps

File Access & Storage Apps

Benefits of Business Apps

Mobile Applications Designed to Leverage Enterprise Data Witnesses Effervescent Innovation

Manufacturing Sector: A Key End-User of Enterprise Mobile Apps

Corporate Apps Stores Poised to Proliferate

Mobile Device Virtualization to Indirectly Benefit Adoption of Corporate Apps

Business Intelligence (BI) Mobile Apps: An Emerging Revenue Spinner

Free Apps: Competitor or Complementary

In-App Purchases Fuel App Store Revenues

Personalized Storefront and Digital Locker: Critical for App Store Success

App Culture More Pronounced in the Developed Markets

Carrier-Owned Application Stores Grow in Popularity

Aggressive Revenue Sharing Agreements Set to Become Norm

Adoption of Innovative Pricing Models Set To Rise

Security & Privacy Issues of Mobile Apps: A Challenge to Reckon With

Abuse of App Permissions: A Cause for Concern

Machine Mobility Drives Development of New Generation Apps

Entertainment & Games: Key Driver of Revenue for App Stores

Medical Apps: Where Health Meets Technology

Automotive Apps on the Move

2. APP STORE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUSINESS MODEL

OS Developers App Stores:

Device Manufacturers App Stores:

Network Operator App Stores:

Independent App Stores:

Common Characteristics of App Stores

Low Entry Barriers

Low Exit Barriers

Highly Competitive Environment

Volatile Revenue

Global Accessibility

Extended Value Chain with Numerous Players

Types of Apps

Gaming Apps

Entertainment Apps

OS Protection Apps

Wellness & Everyday Apps

Money Management & Productivity Apps

Others

Advantages of App Store-Business Model

Global Presence

Simplified Payment

Multiple Monetization Options

Low Risk

Disadvantages

Scam SMS

Drive-By App

Fake App Rating

Spyware Apps

Virus

3. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Blackberry Redesigns BlackBerry World App Store

Bitzio to Take Over Empire Group

Amazon.com Takes Over IVONA Software

Soc.io Mall and Research In Motion Enter into Partnership

Fiksu Collaborates with Facebook

AppDirect Enters into Partnership with Small Business Web

Staples Selects AppDirect Platform for Staples App Center

Big Nerd Ranch Selects App47 MAM Platform

Good Technology Takes Over AppCentral

GREE Inks Agreement to Take Over Funzio

Vserv.mobi Enters into Partnership with FPT Mobile Applications

Verizon Wireless to Close Appstore for BlackBerry and Android Devices

Apple to Revamp iOS App Store and iTunes Store

Apigee Takes Over Technology Assets of Wholesale Applications Community

Apigee Takes Over Usergrid

Tapjoy Enters into Strategic Partnership with Gfan and CocoaChina

Pantech Selects NetFront™ Living Connect Solution of ACCESS

App47 and Mobile Labs Enter into Partnership

App47 and Mobile Labs Enter into Partnership

Bitzio and NFL Players Enter into Licensing Partnership

Blaast Inks Agreement with XL II-47 Opera Software Enters into Partnership with Yandex.Money

App47 Upgrades MAM Platform with HTML5 Support

AppCentral® Introduces Upgraded Version of Mobile Application Management Technology

BMC Selects Apperians EASE® Mobile Application Management Platform

D.W. Morgan Company Chooses Apperian EASE® Platform for ChainLinq Mobile App

AT&T Introduces Beta Version of AT&T Developer Center ForHealth

Blaast Extends Availability of Mobile Application Platform to Global Developers

Research In Motion Sets Up BlackBerry Apps Lab at University of Pretoria

JavaFX Team Announces Successful Integration of JavaFX Applications into Mac App Store

Opera Mobile Store Unveils New Promotional Options

Partnerpedia Integrates New Applications in Enterprise AppZone SaaS Product Offering

Partnerpedia Introduces Enterprise AppZone Service

Deutsche Telekom Selects AppDirect Service Platform for Business Marketplace Management

Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Vodafone, Telefónica and Verizon Enter into Partnership

Opera Software Unveils Enhanced Opera Mobile Store

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES

Staples Unveils Windows Store Application for Online Store

KTH Launches Face Match on AppStore in China

Appbackr Introduces Xchange Platform for Mobile Applications

Yandex Introduces Yandex.Store Application Store

Megafon Unveils GetUpps! Android Application Store

Prometric Offers MyItemWriterTM Application on Windows, Apple and Android Application Stores

Wmode Introduces Affiliate Commerce Exchange Service Integrated with KPN GB Network

Amazon.com Introduces Amazon Cloud Player App

Amazon.ca Introduces Amazon Mobile App

Sony LIV Introduces New Feature-Phone Mobile App on Nokia OVI Store

IBM Unveils IBM MobileFirst Solution Portfolio

HealthSavvi Introduces HealthSavvi Cloud Storage & Private Sharing Device

Telefonica Introduces TuGo VoIP App for O2 UK Postpaid Customers

Orange Business Services Introduces Orange Video Meeting Mobile App

Partnerpedia Launches Enterprise AppZone for Education Industry

AT&T Launches U-verse® Enabled applications

Yandex to Introduce Android App Store

Blaast to Unveil Android Application Store in Indonesia

Amazon Launches Android Appstore in the UK

Apple Introduces iTunes App Store in 32 Additional Countries

Amazon.com Unveils Android Appstore for Europe

GameFly to Introduce Android Appstore and Publish Android, iOS Games

FXCM Introduces Forex Trading App Store

SaaS Markets Launches Business Appstore Appclick

Mozilla to Unveil Mozilla Marketplace Appstore

SaaS Markets Introduces Appclick.co.uk and Appmerica.com Web App Stores

Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 App Store

Digital River Launches White-Labeled Global Enterprise App Stores

Amazon Launches Android App Store in Western Europe

NQ Mobile Introduces Proprietary Security Check Service for HTCs AppStore

SaaS Markets Unveils SaaS AppStore

AT&T Launches Android AppCenter

Amazon.com Unveils Appstore in Japan

KT and NTT Docomo to Introduce Appstore in Japan

Total Attorneys Unveils Total Apps

Yandex Introduces Yandex Search App for iPad

Yandex Introduces Yandex.Navigator App

OneLouder Introduces ChannelCaster App

OneLouder Launches 1Weather App

Apperian Launches Enterprise App Services Environment

Amazon.com Launches Cloud Drive Photos Application for Android

Amazon.com Launches Whispercast Self-Service Tool for Kindle

Amazon.com Unveils Instant Video App

AméricaMóvil and Appia Launch iApps Application Stores

Fiksu Launches Fiksu® SDK Version 2.0 for Mobile Apps

Telefonica Unveils TU Me App for iOS-based Devices

Amazon.com Introduces Amazon Cloud Playesr App

Amazon.com Unveils IAP Service

Flipboard Introduces Flipboard for Android 'China Edition App in China

Apperian Introduces Crowdsourcing Corporate Social Media Tool in EASE Mobile Application Management Platform

Appia Launches Appia Ad Network Support for Google Play Store

Apple® Unveils All-New iTunes® U App

Research In Motion Launches BBM Connected Apps

Cisco Launches Cisco Connect™ Cloud and New Mobile Apps

Dell Unveils Mobile App

Fongo and Dell Canada Introduce New Mobile App

Electronic Arts Unveils FIFA Ultimate Team Soccer Game for iOS Devices

MoMagic Develops App Store for MRE-based Applications

5. FOCUS ON SELECT APP STORES

Amazon Appstore

Appia

Apple App Store

AT&T App Centre

BlackBerry World

GetJar

Google Play

Nokia Store

Samsung Apps

TIM Store

Windows Phone Store

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

Key Statistical Findings

Product Launches

Strategic Corporate Developments

Key Players

B.Market Analytics

2. CANADA

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

Strategic Corporate Development

Product Launches

Key Player

B.Market Analytics

3. JAPAN

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

Strategic Corporate Developments

B.Market Analytics

4. EUROPE

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

B.Market Analytics

4a. FRANCE

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

B.Market Analytics

4b. GERMANY

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

B.Market Analytics

4c. ITALY

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

B.Market Analytics

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

Key Statistical Findings

Product Launches

B.Market Analytics

4e. SPAIN

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

B.Market Analytics

4f. REST OF EUROPE

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

Product Launches

Strategic Corporate Development

Key Player

B.Market Analytics

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

B.Market Analytics

5a. CHINA

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

Key Statistical Findings

Strategic Corporate Developments

Product Launches

B.Market Analytics

5b. INDIA

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

Product Launches

B.Market Analytics

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

Strategic Corporate Developments

Product Launches

Key Player

B.Market Analytics

6. LATIN AMERICA

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

Strategic Corporate Developments

B.Market Analytics

7. REST OF WORLD

A.Market Analysis

Current & Future Analysis

Strategic Corporate Developments

Product Launches

B.Market Analytics

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 66 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 66)

The United States (23)

Canada (2)

Europe (12)

- Germany (2)

- The United Kingdom (1)

- Italy (1)

- Rest of Europe (8)

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (24)

Latin America (3)

Africa (1)

Middle East (1)

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ckz25b/mobile_app_stores

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Sector: Mobile Content

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