102 Billion Mobile App downloaded in 2013



According to research company Gartner, 102 billion apps will be downloaded from mobile app stores in 2013, nearly 40 billion more downloads than 2012. Total revenue of app downloads is also expected to increase from $18 billion last year to $26 billion by the end of 2013. Although Gartner‘s projections show continuous growth through 2017, the rate of growth is expected to slow starting next year.


Table 1. Mobile App Store Downloads, Worldwide, 2010-2016 (Millions of Downloads)
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Free Downloads
57,331
92,876
127,704
167,054
211,313
253,914
Paid-for Downloads
6,654
9,186
11,105
12,574
13,488
14,778
Total Downloads
63,985
102,062
138,809
179,628
224,801
268,692
Free Downloads %
89.6
91.0
92.0
93.0
94.0
94.5
Source: Gartner (September 2013) 

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