Someone from a listserv was looking for recommendations for publications (any format), Web sites, experts, and blogs that can keep the reader up-to-date on popular and innovative mobile apps, especially in business and higher education; inform about mobile computing trends; and/or provide insights about how mobile and cloud computing are disrupting existing business models and affecting socio-economic factors.
There were a number of responses, not all of which I have had a chance to check out:
The MaRS Market Intelligence team is actually putting together a Mobile Apps page on its Startup Library, an online resource created to help technology Entrepreneurs and startups, scheduled to launch on March 21. Here are "just a few of the resources (all free and publicly available on the web) that will be on that page." [Except *]
For General Mobile App trends & Statistics:
App Genome Report (Lookout) is a security survey of mobile apps, which by the start of 2013 had scanned and mapped over 500,000 mobile apps from multiple mobile platforms and app markets.
Distimo offers a free monthly publication, which provides industry metrics for all mobile platforms.
mobiThinking provides insight and information for mobile marketers offering analysis and interviews with leading industry professionals. Its extensive compendium of mobile statistics offers a section on mobile apps, app stores, pricing and failure rates.
Mobile Statistics is a simple, elegant website offers mobile and mobile app statistics through interactive graphs.
*MIT Technology Review. Heavy coverage of mobile.
iOS App Trends & Statistics:
iOSappStats houses relevant iOS app statistics, searchable by region, genre and paid versus free. This site also supplies news and reviews and a collection of compelling infographics focused on mobile app trends.
Android App Trends & Statistics:
AppBrain: Android Market Stats - This website offers stats on available Android apps as well as downloads, ratings, categories and more. Figures on Android phone use are also available.
Tracking Latest Developments in Mobile Apps:
Inside Mobile Apps publishes news and market research for the social application ecosystem. The AppData section of the site gives a weekly ranking of the top downloaded apps for iOS, Android and Facebook. Inside Mobile Apps is a part of the Inside Network which provides blogs and paid research products to clients in social media, mobile apps and social commerce.
TechNewsWorld publishes daily on major tech developments and news. It frequently posts articles on new app releases and developer profiles.
BGR - Boy Genius Report