Nokia's ovi.com app store is graded as a Flop by innovative online mobile index DozenMobile.com.
Online PR News – 05-April-2010 – – Nokia may be one of the leading cell phone manufacturers in the world, but DozenMobile tells it like it is and has ranked the mobile giant's app store Ovi.com as a Flop!
So how did this happen? Well, the editors at DozenMobile.com sat down and tested all the mobile apps sites they could find. Then, they selected 12, yes just 12, of the entire mobile apps industry and tested them out by using a range of parameters. After these tests, we found that Ovi.com just couldn't compete with the brilliance of other app stores such as Blackberry's App World and Apple's App Store (apple.com/iphone/apps-for-iphone).
Many of the apps on Nokia’s store were viewed as overpriced – between $8-10 USD. Competing app stores sell mobile applications for considerably less money. There were no support options on the main page, or even the purchase page. Not a promising sign for a major mobile apps site. Nokia could have used the leverage of its millions of customers for some sort of online social community – but it didn’t. So, despite all the hype, Ovi.com failed to pass the Dozen ranking.
“Nokia are great at making cell phones but unfortunately compared to their competitors in the market, they are not so good at making websites. We, at DozenMobile.com purely grade the online side of the industry, so the much-hyped Ovi.com found itself in the bottom of our Flops. Perhaps when it is re-launched later this year the site can make up some ground and find itself in the Tops with Apple, Google Mobile and Blackberry.”
– Daniel Raz, Editor at DozenMobile.com
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