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Apple App Store Download Volume Analysis

This is what’s behind the App Store’s stalled download volumes

May 31st, 2013

The new Fiksu report on Apple’s App Store has a fascinating nugget about its daily download volume, which in April ticked up to 5.61 million app downloads from 5.02 million in March. But that level is still far below January’s 6.1 million apps and only marginally above October 2012 level of 5.4 million downloads. Fiksu measures …

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Apple’s App Store surpasses 50 billion downloads

May 15th, 2013

The countdown on Apple’s website stopped late Wednesday indicating that the company’s App Store has surpassed 50 billion downloads. The milestone comes just 14 months after Apple announced 25 billion apps had been downloaded from its popular marketplace. Apple launched the App Store in July 2008 and downloads have increased steadily over the past five …

App Downloads Q1 2013

Mobile app downloads have increased 11% in the past quarter

April 9th, 2013

The app stores for the four leading mobile operating systems have grown 11% from the fourth quarter in 2012 to the first quarter of this year, according to data from Canalys. Combined downloads from Apple’s (AAPL) App Store, Google Play, the Windows Phone Marketplace and BlackBerry World totaled more than 13.4 billion in Q1 2013, …

Apple App Store

iOS app downloads could exceed 100 million per day within four years

January 8th, 2013

It can’t be said enough: people really do love mobile apps. And according to new analysis published by Asymco’s Horace Dediu, Apple (AAPL) fans may love mobile apps to the tune of 100 million downloads per day by the start of 2017. Dediu arrived at this figure after he looked at growth trends in mobile app …

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$35 Raspberry Pi computer gets its own app store

December 17th, 2012

DIY developers adore the $35 Raspberry Pi and huge communities have enabled the Linux-powered computer to do cool things like emulate Super Nintendo games and run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. What’s next for the cheap computer? The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it’s launching the “Pi Store” – an app store created in partnership with IndieCity …

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Games top App Store revenue in 2012

December 14th, 2012

Apple (AAPL) this week released its annual lists of the top free, paid and grossing iPhone and iPad apps of 2012. To no one’s surprise, a majority of the top grossing apps for the year were games. In fact, seven of the ten highest-grossing iPad apps were gaming apps, as were ten of the highest-grossing …

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More than 1 million apps have now been submitted to Apple’s App Store

November 19th, 2012

Yes, mobile applications are pretty popular. Mobile app marketing platform Appsfire said on its Twitter account Monday that Apple’s (AAPL) App Store “has seen 1 million apps ever created since launch.” TheNextWeb caught up with Appsfire co-founder Ouriel Ohayon, who explained that roughly 493,000 of the million apps submitted were paid applications, while around 159,000 were games. …

Google Play App Store

Android app revenue on the rise, closing gap with iOS

November 6th, 2012

For a while now, developers looking to make serious money selling their apps were better off trying their luck at Apple’s (AAPL) App Store than with Google (GOOG) Play. But over at Tech-Thoughts, Sameer Singh has found some new data suggesting that in-app purchases are likely helping Google Play close the gap. Specifically, Singh looks at …