The mobile application business model is essentially the new get-rich-quick scheme. There are many who put out their app on smartphone platforms, and begin to start receiving profits from users, advertisers, and shops within their applications. There is, of course, a lot of work involved before the developer can simply sit back and watch the money roll in.
This was certainly the case for iOS during the big app boom of the iPhone launch of 2007, and there is no question that the Android Market has been influenced by Apple’s App Store. I will talk about their specific similarities and differences later, but for now, I want to discuss the Android Market in general.