In their quest to get developers to flock to Nokia devices, its great to see that Nokia is leaving no stone unturned. Apart from the millions of dollars they are giving away in prizes and incentives for developers, Nokia has also slashed the Ovi Publisher fee from 50 Euro to a one-time registration fee of just 1 Euro.
This means that individuals, students, small/medium/large companies can all become Ovi Publishers and remember the restriction of having a company before you could sell on the Ovi Store is also long history. For a Euro you can publish as many apps as you like to the Ovi Store, for as long as you like. Interested? Then start here.
If you are still not interested, Nokia’s also put up a few Ovi Store figures that might help you change your mind:
- There are 2.5 million downloads a day with more 2.6 apps downloaded per visit
- About 90% of the daily traffic to Ovi Store converts to downloads
- 85% of the signed in visitors to Ovi Store are repeat visitors
- Each active user is averaging 8.5 downloads per month
- Active users from more than 190 countries
- Games continue to be #1 for paid downloads and apps continue to be #1 for free downloads
- 90% of mobile consumers now have Ovi Store in their local language
- Publishers from more than 90 countries are distributing their content through Ovi Store
To give you a little more idea of their reach, the Forum Nokia website also this little pictogram.
Ovi Store users:
- in more than 190 countries can download free content
- in more than 170 countries can purchase content with credit card billing
- using one of 91 operators in 27 countries can easily purchase content directly with mobile billing
If you are a developer, you have to admit that those are pretty strong numbers. Not even Apple’s App Store or the Android Market gives you the ability to sell your apps to virtually the entire world. Moreover, going forward, the Ovi Store experience is only going to get better when the Symbian^3 devices with their updated Ovi Store hit primetime.
You can sign up here.
[via: Bill Perry]
Bill Perry of Nokia’s just published the latest Ovi Store stats for the month of June, what is missing is figures like total number of downloads, growth vis-a-vis last month and so on, but his post does provide an insight into the handsets people are using to download content off the Ovi Store.
Off the cuff when you think of apps stores, you think of (at least I do) people with high end smartphones busy downloading the latest apps but in reality as these stats show, its about the volume which comes from low-mid end devices that may or may not be smartphones. One thing that I have noted over the last few years is that the average guy on the street may have no clue what apps are, but if you look at his phone, he will have a few custom themes on it and I can image such would be items people are downloading off the Ovi Store for devices like the Nokia 2700 Classic.
Bill goes on to provide a few highlights which are reproduced below:
- Nokia touch (Symbian 5.0) comprise a majority of the top devices
- 5230 is one of the top devices in six of the top countries
- N900 is one of the top devices in five of the top countries
- The new C3-00 is one of the top devices in Indonesia
Below is all of the specific information for the top 15 countries.
Top 15 countries (in alphabetical order)
China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam.
Top Ovi Store devices by country (as of June 14, 2010 in alpha-numeric order, bold denotes new addition since last month)
- China: 5230, 5233 (China Only), 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, E63, E72, N86 8MP, N97, N97 mini, X6
- Egypt: 2700 Classic, 5130 XpressMusic, 5310 XpressMusic 5800 XpressMusic, 6300, E71, N75, N96, N97, X3
- France: 5230, 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, E71, N95, N95 8Gb, N97, N97 Mini, N900, X6
- Germany: 5230, 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, E71, E72, N97, N97 mini, N900, N95, X6
- India: 2700 Classic, 5130 XpressMusic, 5310 XpressMusic, 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, 7210 Supernova, E71, N79, N97, N97 mini
- Indonesia: 3120 Classic, 5130 XpressMusic, 5300 XpressMusic, 5630 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, c3-00, E63, E71, E72, N73
- Italy: 5230, 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, N73, N95, N95 8Gb, N97, N97 mini, N900, X3
- Russian Federation: 2700 Classic, 5130 XpressMusic, 5230, 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, 6303 Classic, 6303I Classic, 6500 Slide, 6700 Classic, N97
- Saudi Arabia: 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, E71, N75, N79, N82, N86 8MP, N96, N97, N97 mini
- Spain: 5230, 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, E71, N85, N86 8MP, N97, N97 Mini, N900, X6
- Thailand: 2700 Classic, 5130 XpressMusic, 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, 6500 Slide, E71, N97, N97 Mini, X3, X6
- Turkey: 3120 Classic, 3600 Slide, 5800 XpressMusic, 6500 Slide, E71, E72, N73, N79, N97, X6
- United Kingdom: 5230, 5530 Xpress Music, 5800 Xpress Music, E71, E72, E73, N97, N97 Mini, N900, X6
- United States: 5230, 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, E63, E71, E71x, E72, N97, N97 Mini, N900
- Vietnam: 2700 Classic, 2730 Classic, 5130 XpressMusic, 5530 XpressMusic, 5800 XpressMusic, 6300, 6500, 7210 Supernova, E71, X3