13.4 Billion Downloads In Q1 2013, 11 Percent More Than All of 2012: Apps ..April 9, 2013 6:54 am
Well if you are looking for a market with really terrific growth rates, look no further than that smartphone in your pocket. We spotted this stat today, that the number of apps downloaded in Q1 2013 soared to some 13.4 billion – 11 percent more than all of 2012 combined (Source)
We do not know what the new ‘apperating systems’ would do to this market – but the numbers look really solid. Here are some revenue numbers: “Apple’s App Store, Google Play, the Windows Phone Store, and BlackBerry World are the four most used app stores and combined for $2.2 billion in revenue off app downloads in the first quarter, a 9 percent increase over 2012. Apple’s App Store took home the most dough with about 74 percent of the market share.”
And there it is: Apple, the ‘smart’ smartphone maker !