The app race is on – The Android Markeplace is a contender!
Move over Apple Appstore, the android marketplace is growing up. Apple’s Appstore on iTunes has been the king of Smart Phone Applications with over 100 000 applications available. Only 12 months ago the Android Market had less than 3000 apps compared to AppStore’s 35000 at that time. With developers seriously responding to the Android platform (producing more than 8000 apps per month) Android should break the 100 000 mark around Semptember. Whatever you want to do, soon there will be an Android App for that! If there isn’t already.
Add to this the fact that Apple has rejected Adobe technology on their devices, opting instead for html 5 to bring the functionality that flash or adobe air can bring to a device. Adobe, shut out from the iphone and ipad is pushing aggressively to port the technology into googles adroid OS. There are a lot of really cool Adobe Air applications like Tweet Deck for example. These apps will be a great addition to the Android Marketplace and may give Google a competitive advantage against Apple in the App market.