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)
Free Downloads %
Source: Gartner (September 2013)
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