- Location Apps Research
Location Apps Research
Skyhook monitors every single location-enabled application as they are released in the iPhone App Store, the Android Marketplace, Nokia's Ovi Store, Blackberry App World, and the Palm App Catalog. The data Skyhook has gathered on location apps shows a thriving marketplace of revenue-generating location-aware applications. More info is available on Location Revolution, the go-to site for info on location.For more information or to publish this information on your site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
iPhone App Store
Every day location-aware applications are added to the iPhone App Store. There are now over 6,400 location apps. Of these it's about a 25 / 75 split between free and paid apps. There are a wide variety of location-based app types as well.
Please note, this data was manually collected using information publicly available in the App Store.
There are also many applications added to the Android Marketplace every day. There are now over 1,000 location-based applications available, about 5% of the total apps on Android.
Like the iPhone, there are many different types of location-based applications, and 20% of them are now paid apps. The most popular type is Travel, followed by Social Networking. The applications use a variety of positioning systems, including GPS, WPS and a Hybrid of both.
*62 apps were added prior to November