Nokia Ovi Store rocks 3 million daily downloads
I was quite the hater of the Ovi Store back when it launched in May 2009 because it did not live up to its promise and had some major issues. As you know, my thoughts about it have been changing as it continued to improve and develop and I actually enjoy it on my N8 and have been using it for 99% of the apps I install on my N8. Nokia announced some extremely impressive stats today with 3 million downloads of apps per day, 400,000 new developers in the past 12 months, 92 developers each reaching the 1 million download mark, and 1.5 million downloads of the Qt software development kit.
The top downloaded free app is Q Torch that simply turns your display white and helps you see in the dark. I have not downloaded or tried this since I want the functionality seen before with the flash being used as a light. I wonder if there are issues making the Xenon perform in this manner though.
The top paid app is one that I am sure you all have loaded, Angry Birds. The third most popular is Need for Speed Shift HD, which is an entertaining racing game on the N8.
The top three apps for North America are AccuWeather Widget, Opera Mobile web browser, and Angry Birds. I don’t have a weather widget on my N8 so I will go try this one out now myself.
I have something like apps loaded on my N8 and honestly the only additional ones I would really like to see that I have on other platforms is good ebook readers like Kindle or Nook and maybe a streaming TV client like Netflix or Hulu Plus.
What are your favorite apps and are you also becoming a fan of the Ovi Store?