Ovi store passes three million downloads per day

The number of applications being downloaded from the Nokia Ovi store has passed three million per day, according to figures released by Nokia on Thursday.The company says that in the last 12 months alone more than 400,000 developers have signed up to Forum Nokia and that 92 developers have each reached the one million download mark for their apps.

The number of applications being downloaded from the Nokia Ovi store has passed three million per day, according to figures released by Nokia on Thursday.

The company says that in the last 12 months alone more than 400,000 developers have signed up to Forum Nokia and that 92 developers have each reached the one million download mark for their apps.

"The rapid growth on Ovi Store to pass the one billion annualised downloads mark demonstrates that Nokia is a competitor in both scale and size when it comes to its services," said Scott Ellison, vice president of mobile and consumer connected platforms at IDC, in a statement on the Nokia developer blog.

Nokia also announced that both the Nokia Qt development software development kit (SDK) and the Qt SDK have been downloaded over 1.5 million times. The kits are used to develop apps for the company's range of smartphones, including the recently launched N8.

"With Nokia's stronger focus on the Qt platform and improved developer ecosystem, Nokia should continue to see its developer numbers increase as developers see profit from new revenue shares, operator billings and the ever-growing user base around the world," Ellison added.

In early November Nokia — an instrumental figure in the formation and running of the Symbian Foundation — confirmed that it would take over the development of the platform, with Symbian taking care of licensing duties.

In August Nokia's head of sales and marketing Niklas Savander took part in a Q&A on Twitter during which he confirmed that the Ovi store was at that point receiving more than 1.7m downloads per day, of which around 75 percent were apps. By October that figure had increased to around 2.3 million per day, according to Nokia.

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