Mobile research company research2guidance says revenue from UK mobile application downloads reached £280 million in 2010. It's calculated that smartphone users in the UK downloaded over 860 million apps last year, with paid-for apps accounting for 105 million downloads (just over 12%).
The company says 8% of the world's total app downloads currently take place in the UK.
In The Fonecast this week we discuss mobile termination rates, traffic management for mobile broadband, smart meters, protests, applications and crime-busting ringtones.
We also talk about the Japanese earthquake, which - although it's predominantly a human tragedy - also has economic consequences for the mobile industry.