Distimo's Q3 App Store Breakdown: Games, Free Apps, And More

App store analytics provider Distimo has released a new report today, analyzing the top applications on Apple’s App Store for iPadand iPhone, BlackBerry App World, Google’s Android Market, Nokia’s Ovi Store, Palm’s App Catalog and Windows Marketplace for Mobile for Q3 2010 in the U.S. You can download the free report here.

According to Distimo, the iPhone App Store has the most Games (55% free, 55% paid) among the 100 most popular applications, followed by Windows Marketplace for Mobile (23% free, 45% paid), and the Apple App Store for iPad (25% free, 40% paid). Games are least popular in BlackBerry App World (12.5% free, 28% paid) and Palm App Catalog (33% free, 16% paid). Distimo’s analysis doesn’t include games on the Android Marketplace because Google ranks them in a separate category from other apps. There are approximately 15,000 games on the Android marketplace.

The most popular free applications on all the platforms are iBooks (for the iPad), Type n Talk (the iPhone), BlackBerry Messenger (BlackBerry App World), Pandora Radio (Android Market), ZumZum (Nokia Ovi Store), Facebook (Palm) and Microsoft My Phone (Windows Marketplace).

In terms of paid applications, Distimo reports that Pages (iPad), Angry Birds (iPhone), BeBuzz (BlackBerry), Beautiful Widgets (Android), ToonWarz (Nokia Ovi Store), mCraig (Palm) and Meon (Windows Marketplace) are all the top apps on the respective app stores.

Both the apps for Netflix and iBooks are among the ten most popular free applications for the iPhone and iPad.

Because of the nature of the platform, it looks like RIM publishes the best apps on its App World. Research In Motion develops four of the ten most popular free applications in BlackBerry App World: BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry App World, Facebook and Twitter. In fact, Palm and Microsoft are also the publishers of the Facebook application in its own stores

The data isn’t really that surprising, but it is interesting to see the app breakdown over three months versus one month.