MacStories published an interesting piece with stats on how major non-game app developers maintain their apps in the iOS App Store. The article compares Google, Microsoft, Adobe and Facebook. The choice of companies for research is very interesting because
- Google maintains its own successful mobile platform
- Microsoft also maintains its own (although, not as successful) mobile platform and until recently was very reluctant with bringing their major apps to iOS
- Adobe has always had its traditional market and audience on desktops
- Facebook represents new-age service originated from the Web and cannot move forward without mobile.
Definitely worth checking out.