One of the biggest driver in the growth of the smartphone market are apps. Services like the Android Market, iTunes App Store, Ovi Store, BlackBerry App World contribute to billions of revenues, especially to 3rd party and independent developers.
I’ve also talked to several local app developers and while the idea of paid apps is more enticing, there’s still the question if people really buy a lot of mobile phone apps in the Philippines.
One app that comes to mind would be iManila which has been consistently on the top paid apps for some time. Not sure how much the developer made from it though. Even Click the City has shifted from paid to free.
So let me ask the question again — are you guys mobile app buyers? How many have you bought and how much have you spent already?
As for me, 100% of the apps that I bought were all from the iTunes App Store with just under 30 apps costing me around $100.