In brief: This week we set the stage for a soon-to-be released Netsize report that reveals the business models and payments mechanisms necessary for app stores to achieve mass-market commercial success. Perfect timing to continue the Netsize Guide 2010 “Best Of” series with Patrick Mork, GetJar VP Marketing, and his sober look at the app store landscape.
With 75 app stores (and still counting) open for business it’s clear that creating competitive differentiation is going to be critical in the next weeks. What will likely separate the leaders from the laggards? Choice? Ease of payment? Content discovery? Something else?Read more »