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Booming app stores search for developers to fill them

Dec 23, 2010, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"App stores are booming, but there may not be enough applications to fill them all.

"Google, Apple and Facebook all maintain app marketplaces for their respective platforms and more companies are preparing to launch their own stores. With their online storefronts, big technology companies help smaller developers reach vast audiences.

"But beyond big, established app retailers like Apple's App Store or Google's Android Market, will these rivals be able to find developers willing to custom tailor software for their systems? And will enough consumers bother thumbing through their catalogs?

"Even in the hot smartphone app space, manufacturers of the most-used platforms are struggling to attract developers."

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