#6: The most popular App Store in Russia is Google Play
Android App stores vary from country to country. Although Russia’s mobile market is considerably smaller than those of the United States and Asia, many agree that it has a significant growth potential. According to the recent research results, the volume of the Russian mobile apps market amounts approximately USD 300 mln, and analysrs expect it to keep on growing. And despite the recent slowdown of Russia’s economy, forecasts are rather optimistic. The growth will be driven by such factors as increasing number of mobile devices, fast development of 4G networks and the general shift of consumption and communication habits toward mobile.
When entering Russian App market, it is important to take into consideration other application stores which are popular on the local level. Today Yandex.Store is the best option in Russia. This is a special application manager built on the Android platform. As stated in the latest statistics there are more than 150,000 applications there. It covers the following Russian-speaking countries: Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey. You can find out more about other popular App Stores in Russia in my article about a flourishing mobile App marketing in Russia.