When it comes to apps for phones, most developers consider smartphone apps a growing market, with apps for feature phones becoming less and less “important”. An analyst firm called Ovum seems to disagree.

Mobile Business Briefing now quotes Ovum as following:

The market for apps created for feature phones will almost double to US$1 billion by 2016, according to Ovum – fuelled by apps growth in the smartphone space. The analyst firm forecasts that feature phones will still account for the largest share of devices worldwide by this point, at 2.3 billion (a 63 percent global share compared to 37 percent for smartphones).

The report finds that,despite its age, JavaME software is the best option for developing feature phone apps, …

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