Angry Birds and other games outweigh all other applications combined for iPhones. Yes, games are more important than everything else in the world.
iTunes apps has 20 total app categories, but the games category has 20 sub-categories. So 20 categories for games, 19 app categories for the rest of the world. Wow.
If 2011 is the year of Android and smartphones in general, then I hope it also the year that life changing applications start to become as important as Angry Birds. Life changing mobile applications would appear in education, healthcare and fitness, medicine, science, energy (including smart grid etc) and government.
Of course I’m using the iTunes categories to amplify the point, and most technology transitions are led by applications such as games and high revenue generating apps, but I feel or hope we are near an inflection point in the pervasiveness of broadband Internet connectivity, mobile computers (Android, iPhone etc) and application development (HTML5 etc.) that life changing applications in education, healthcare and energy are on deck.Google+