Mobile map/direction and weather services are the top revenue generating downloadable applications according to Telephia, the leading provider of performance measurement information to the mobile industry.

Local maps/directions and up-to-date weather are well-suited to delivery via mobile phones because they are information needs characterized by immediacy, location-specificity, and time-sensitivity.

MapQuest is at the top of the list by 21.9%, ahead of its closest competitor; The Weather Channel, which has a 5.7% of share.

via everypoint