Just about every platform's app market has been doing pretty well as of late, evidenced by the Android Market surpassing 150,000 apps available and the App Store seeing over 10 billion downloads since its inception. Another area that many app stores are seeing quite a bit of growth in is revenue, and a recent study by IHS certainly shows that. Apple was far and away the leader in 2010 app revenue and share, grabbing 82.7 percent of the market, 131.9 percent revenue growth from 2009 to 2010, and $1.78 billion in worldwide revenue. That growth is impressive, for sure, but it's nowhere near what Android saw. Even though Google's OS only nabbed 4.7 percent of the 2010 share, it saw 861.5 percent revenue growth year-over-year. Nokia's Ovi Store and the BlackBerry App World didn't do too shabby, either, growing 719.4 percent and 360.3 percent, respectively.
So what does this all mean? Apple's App Store has dominated the app market ever since it was introduced, but it's slowly losing its stranglehold to the likes of BlackBerry and Android. Nokia's Ovi Store saw some pretty strong growth, as well, and it'll be interesting to see what these numbers look like after it's integrated with the Windows Marketplace. How do you all think these numbers will look at the end of 2011? Will Android see another year with over 800 percent growth?