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The Top 5 Vendors on iOS By Number of Apps Submitted to the App Store

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Recently, there has been a lot of talk about how one BlackBerry World vendor, S4BB, has submitted 47,000+ apps to store and that it doesn’t bode well for BlackBerry’s view that it was about “quality, not quantity”. We decided to do some investigating with the help of the guys at Pretzil.com, to find out exactly how many apps the top 5 vendors, by number of apps, have submitted. Nobody comes close with the most number of apps submitted by a single vendor being 2,168.
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RIM Begins Server Upgrades for BlackBerry App World 2.1 With In-App Purchases

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RIM has announced to vendors that over the weekend and today they are upgrading their servers to prepare for the launch of App World 2.1. With App World 2.1, users will be able to purchase apps that have digital goods and in-app purchasing. This will make for some really interesting BlackBerry content such as Farmville style games as well as give developers another way to monetize their applications. Check after the jump for the official announcement.
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AppWorldReport.com Gives Developers More Insight for App World Apps

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A little while back I wrote an article about App World vs Mobihand and their respective developer portals and John from S4BB pointed out a cool site worth mentioning. One of the biggest issues with both vendor portals is that when you’re trying to figure out how well your app is doing, you have to download CSV files and work through them to figure out what’s going on. Both vendor portals need to realize that humans work best with visualizations of data and should provide charts and graphs as per the vendor’s request.
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App World Vendor Agreement Updated with Privacy Policy Changes

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RIM legal has made changes to the BlackBerry App World Vendor Agreement on the Vendor Portal, and the changes mainly pertain to section 8.2 which deals with Privacy and Data Protection. Privacy is a hot topic right now, with social networks such as Facebook taking heat for the data they’re collecting, and location based services such as Foursquare, being told they pose a risk to people leaving their homes unattended. It doesn’t look like the most recent changes put any new pressure on developers, but it looks like RIM legal is making an effort to make sure they’re covered on all fronts.

Click here to download a copy of the vendor agreement with changes shown.

Wireless infrastructure vendors to take a hit in 2009

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abi researchRadio Access Network equipment expenditure is expected to contract by 6% as wireless infrastructure vendors brace for a stormy year. The latest market data from ABI Research pegs infrastructure spending at about $49 billion in 2009.

“2009 will be a tough year for wireless infrastructure vendors,” says vice president of forecasting Jake Saunders. He identifies two underlying trends determining the course of this market.

First, deployment cycles for 2G and 3G coverage are rapidly approaching maturity in the industrialized world. There is the lure of 3.5G and 4G infrastructure spending, but 3.5G infrastructure upgrades (HSUPA, HSPA+) are more incremental in value. 4G deployments such as LTE and WiMAX 802.16m represent more than just software upgrades to the network, but will only contribute meaningfully to equipment spending in the 2011-2015 timeframe.
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