"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
"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."