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The business of… Apps

iPad, iPhone, smartphones, apps… People in the technology business love making up words, apparently. They love making cash, too – and the latest big business is ‘the app.’

May 4, 2011 12:30 by

Most Famous Apps

The most famous App as of November 22 2010 is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Facebook app, with over a whopping 100 million mobile application downloads on GetJar, according to the cross-platform app storefront (GetJar). Apparently, over half of the downloads were from Nokia devices. Prior to this, the previous most downloaded app was the Opera Mini app for the iPhone which passed a million downloads in just its first day on the Apple App Store. Opera Mini is a browser through which mobile users can access the internet. But the popular apps aren’t always as sensible; earlier this year Intomobile reported that most downloaded app in the UK was iPint: an app which was allows users to drink a virtual pint of beer.


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