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2013 is the year of the app, with over 102 billion downloads in total

Mobile app stores will have seen over 102 billion downloaded apps before 2013 ends (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:MSFT, NASDAQ:AAPL)

| Apps News | Posted: Sep 20, 2013 8:33 am

How many apps do you have installed on your smartphone, tablet, and other Internet-connected devices? Well, add those up and times them by many hundred million and you'll be at a number so big it'll make your head spin.

 

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According to research company Gartner, over 102 billion apps will be downloaded from mobile app stores this year alone, a number that has risen 40% from 2012. Total revenue from app downloads is expected to bust through $26 billion, which is up $8 billion from the $16 billion total of last year. Gartner's projections show that continuous growth is to happen until 2017, with the slow down taking place next year.

 

Sandy Shen, research director at Gartner, said: "We expect strong growth in downloads through 2014, but growth is forecast to slow down a bit in later years. The average downloads per device should be high in early years as users get new devices and discover the apps they like. Over time they accumulate a portfolio of apps they like and stick to, so there will be moderate numbers of downloads in the later years."

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