by Joe White
July 9, 2013
In a fascinating report, Dave Addey takes a closer look at the applications Apple chooses to feature on the front page of its App Store. The results, he explains, are indeed interesting. For example, even though games make up just 16.8 percent of the applications available in the App Store, they constitute around half of the apps chosen to be featured on its main page. Action is the most successful genre, while Arcade comes in second place and is closely followed by Adventure, as you can see in the below chart: It's not so simple, however, as the nature of the applications featured also depends on region. In the Republic of Korea, 64.4 percent of featured iPhone apps are games, while in the Austria and Germany App Store, games make up just 36.3 percent of the iPhone apps featured. If you're planning on developing an iOS game, choosing a suitable target market is therefore particularly important. For the full report, be sure to visit Dave Addey's website. Alternatively, for more of today's news, see: Puffin Web Browser Updated With AirPrint Support And Improved Theater Mode, Unique GPS-Enhanced RPG Monster Guru Journeys From Kickstarter To App Store, and Apple's "iOS In The Car" Could Connect Wirelessly, iOS 7 Suggests.