Knowing how popular your merchandise is in the market is one of the keys to success for any business. Without knowing what you offer that consumers want, it’s hard to bring new products to market that will be successful.

The same is true for the virtual market with applications or Android smartphones and other devices. Developers don’t want to devote time to making an application if the app genre isn’t popular with users. Flurry has announced a new channel partner program that will track the popularity of mobile apps.

The service will be available for Android, iPhone, and Blackberry developers and will allow them to measure the success of their offerings. The new offering is also seen as a marketing tool to allow developers to cite hard numbers to other potential customers.

[via PocketGamer]