A mobile application is a computer software application. It is designed to run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet, computers, TV, Smart Watch and many more. Applications depending on your device and its operating system. For example, there are iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry apps. Online software stores have been developed to provide users to browse and download available apps, games, movies and other more. we know that the two most popular online stores are Google Play for Android and App Store for iOS. For information on each mobile platform and its market share see the platform section of the mobile operating system and computers. A detailed list of mobile application distribution platforms is as below
1) Amazon Appstore
Amazon Appstore for Android. Get your favorite applications and games from Amazon Appstore. the place where you can see apps recommendations based on your past Amazon acquisitions and store using Amazon’s secure payment technology. Save more, play more with Amazon Coins. and you also save money in-apps item with Amazon Coins.
The Amazon Appstore introduced one more feature “Free App of the Day”. the Amazon offered free applications and games every day for promotion. On the launch day, this game was in itself a promotional game.
2) App Store (iOS)
App Store developed and maintained by Apple. For mobile apps on its iOS operating system. It is a digital distribution platform. The store enables users to browse and download apps developed with Apple’s iOS software development kit. also, the apps can be downloaded on the iPhone mobiles, iPads, iPods, Apple Computers, Apple Watch, Apple TV and many more.
3) BlackBerry World
BlackBerry World is an on-device storefront and multimedia content service which users can download applications, games, themes, for your BlackBerry smartphone. The official app store for BlackBerry smartphones and tablet, the service established on April 1, 2009, by BlackBerry. It is an app distribution services and applications by BlackBerry world. There are major app stores of the different OS, on 21 Jan 2013, BlackBerry published that it rebuild the BlackBerry App World to simpler BlackBerry World. But the BlackBerry World is a centralized marketplace, the collection ranges within BlackBerry OS 7 devices, BlackBerry 10 devices, and BlackBerry PlayBook.
4) Google Play
Google Play, formerly known as the Android Market, digital distribution service operated and developed by Google. Google Play is the official app store for the Android operating system. It providing users to browse and download apps, music, movie rentals and purchases, and e-books developed with the Android software development kit (SDK) from Google and third-party developers. Google Play is the one-stop-shop to download and installs apps on Android devices without changing the device’s application setting.
5) Firefox Marketplace
The Firefox Marketplace, Official store of apps for Firefox OS device, it stores that feature app designed for your Firefox web platform. Mozilla organization is an open and non-proprietary online marketplace release in 1998 by members of Netscape Communications Group. Using standard Web technologies, languages, and tools, the Firefox Marketplace enables you to publish Open Web Apps.
Mozilla’s products include the Firefox web browser, Firefox OS mobile operating system, Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail client, Gecko layout engine, ChatZilla, Mozilla Mail & Newsgroups, Bugzilla bug tracking system, ChatZilla, and many more.
6) Ovi (Nokia)
Ovi by Nokia, formally known as the Nokia Ovi Suite Applications for Nokia user to connect their devices with Microsoft Windows. Nokia Ovi Suite is the brand for Nokia’s Internet services. The Ovi services could be used from a mobile device, computer by Ovi Suite or via the web. Nokia focused on mainly five key service areas as like Games, Maps, Media, Messaging, and Music. The open service was formerly acquired by Nokia but was consequently taken over by Microsoft Mobile. Also, it providing Nokia users to add new applications, Games, Music just as Apple and RIM allow iPhone and BlackBerry owners to do.
7) Samsung Galaxy Apps
Samsung Galaxy Apps is a digital distribution platform, developed and maintained by Samsung. it is formerly known as feature phones as Samsung Apps that happens bundled with Galaxy and Gear devices. The app store used for devices manufactured by Samsung Electronics that was launched in September 2009. Samsung has designed Galaxy Apps, an app store that passes the need for Galaxy owners to turn to Google Play. Explore the latest Samsung apps for your smartphones and Samsung TV and learn how Smart can help you to transfer everything from your old device with some simple clicks.
8) Ubuntu Software Center
Ubuntu Software center is high-level graphical front-end repositories created for Linux operating system. Ubuntu provides users with a lot of great software by default in the official Ubuntu store. The Ubuntu Software Center is free software which makes it possible for you to install software on a computer running the Ubuntu OS. Lets you browse and install thousands of free and paid applications available for Ubuntu. You can view available software by category and many more. You can also consider the software already installed, and remove items you no longer need.
9) Windows Store
Windows Store is a digital distribution platform for Microsoft. Windows Store is formerly known as Microsoft Store. It is a series of retail shops and an online shopping site, owned and served by Microsoft and dealing in computers, computer software and consumer electronics. It began as an app store for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 as the primary means of distributing apps. With Windows 10, however, Microsoft merged its other distribution platforms like Windows Marketplace, Windows Phone Store, Xbox Video and Xbox Music into Microsoft Store. also making unified distribution point for apps, digital video, digital music, and e-book.