450,000 Mobile Apps Published in 2010

Around 450,000 smartphone apps were published to the main app stores worldwide in 2010, according to new research from Research2guidance.

The company notes that while the IT service market is normally well covered by the analyst community, the smartphone app development market is not yet analysed in detail. With this in mind, the company is conducting a global app development market study to find answers to some questions around the market.

The study aims to establish the size of the market, and the main drivers and barriers. It will also look at how you become a successful player in this market, and at how app development companies are organized, and the services they offer. It will also examine whether major IT firms are participating in the market, and if not, whether they are planning to.

The findings of the research will be used to produce a business guide to app development, which will be available from March 2011. Everyone who takes part in the study will receive a copy of the guide for free. You can access the survey here.