Nokia app downloads hit 2.3 million a day, well short of Apple’s App Store juggernaut

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“The results are positive for Nokia but still fall significantly behind competitors, particularly Apple. iPhone App Store downloads just this month reached 200 downloads per second, or 17.28 million per day,” Electronista reports. “Nokia’s deficit comes in spite of it having much larger market share in smartphones and thus reveals that many Nokia users download few if any apps.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We can’t imagine what it would be like to be stuck with a Nokia phone today, thank Jobs.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]

64 Comments

  1. Let me see…

    For one thing, a Nokia phone can run Joikuspot on Symbian or Maemo, and thus become a wifi hotspot for your laptop or tablet. Can you do that with an iPhone? Nope.

    If you like penetration testing then the N900 can now run Neopwn which can crack WEP with packet injection. It also contains an on-board development environment for Linux apps. Can you do that on an iPhone, nope.

    In fact of the 1000’s of iPhone apps, it is surprising how few you need when you have a full install of Firefox or Opera on your phone.

    iPhones are cool but please dont pretend that the Jobsian world is perfect for consumers. It isnt.

  2. Let me see…

    For one thing, a Nokia phone can run Joikuspot on Symbian or Maemo, and thus become a wifi hotspot for your laptop or tablet. Can you do that with an iPhone? Nope.

    If you like penetration testing then the N900 can now run Neopwn which can crack WEP with packet injection. It also contains an on-board development environment for Linux apps. Can you do that on an iPhone, nope.

    In fact of the 1000’s of iPhone apps, it is surprising how few you need when you have a full install of Firefox or Opera on your phone.

    iPhones are cool but please dont pretend that the Jobsian world is perfect for consumers. It isnt.

  3. Billy Shears, good points.

    But as the numbers don’t lie, they show that the average consumer wants things that “just work” and particularly now days “sync with my laptop and desktop and the web”.

    For myself, seamless integration keeps my time spent “managing devices” to an absolute minimum.

    Programmers have a unique perspective on what normal is that diverges at a sharp angle from the typical consumer.

    Peter Drucker, (sort of the father of Management Science) noted “Eliminate activities that do not create customer value.”

    The trick today is to figure out what the customer will view as valuable & therein lies the secret of marketing, which Apple seems to have done very well.

  4. Billy Shears, good points.

    But as the numbers don’t lie, they show that the average consumer wants things that “just work” and particularly now days “sync with my laptop and desktop and the web”.

    For myself, seamless integration keeps my time spent “managing devices” to an absolute minimum.

    Programmers have a unique perspective on what normal is that diverges at a sharp angle from the typical consumer.

    Peter Drucker, (sort of the father of Management Science) noted “Eliminate activities that do not create customer value.”

    The trick today is to figure out what the customer will view as valuable & therein lies the secret of marketing, which Apple seems to have done very well.

  5. Let me be the first poster here to congratulate Apple on a job well done.

    18 million apps a day? That’s quite a accomplishment.

    With the carriers taking a hit on our collective backsides all the time, I don’t blame anyone for downloading all the free stuff they can get to maintain some sort of value for their buying decision.

    I’ve gotten those high carrier bills too, not any longer!!!

  6. Let me be the first poster here to congratulate Apple on a job well done.

    18 million apps a day? That’s quite a accomplishment.

    With the carriers taking a hit on our collective backsides all the time, I don’t blame anyone for downloading all the free stuff they can get to maintain some sort of value for their buying decision.

    I’ve gotten those high carrier bills too, not any longer!!!

  7. “…crack WEP with packet injection?”

    You are so totally out of touch, if you consider yourself a typical consumer. This so illustrates why companies such as Nokia, that tout laundry lists of features and specs, haven’t captured the imagination (and dollars) of the broader market. To the 1% that are uber-geeks, the N900 maybe what they need, but for the rest of us it’s iPhone.

  8. “…crack WEP with packet injection?”

    You are so totally out of touch, if you consider yourself a typical consumer. This so illustrates why companies such as Nokia, that tout laundry lists of features and specs, haven’t captured the imagination (and dollars) of the broader market. To the 1% that are uber-geeks, the N900 maybe what they need, but for the rest of us it’s iPhone.

  9. Billy Shears!
    What would you do if I sang out of tune?
    Would you stand up and walk out on me?
    Lend me your ear and I’ll sing you a song,
    and I’ll try not to sing out of key.

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