Apple unveils top iPhone and iPad apps of all time

Apple’s App Store launched nearly five years ago and they are counting down to the 50 billionth downloaded app. In celebration, the company will reward the person who downloads that app with a $10,000 App Store gift card. In line with this, Apple also revealed its updated lists of all-time top iPhone and iPad apps.

 

 

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Seventy-five cents of every dollar spent on mobile advertising is spent on iPhone and iPad

iTunes has a long and successful history of commercial transactions, so people feel comfortable clicking and shopping and buying on iOS.

The mobel advertising market is booming and it has grown from $1.4 billion in 2011 to $4.1 billion in 2012, and it’s projected to hit a massive $7.3 billion in 2013.

And almost all of it is spent on Apple’s ecosystem.

 

 

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80,000 new jobs in the U.S. created by Apple’s iOS app economy in 2012

Apple’s iOS App Store has seen incredible growth and has doubled its payouts to developers (now totaling over $8 billion) and sparked the creation of over 80,000 new jobs directly related to building software for Apple’s mobile platform within the last year.

 

 

 

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Why the Internet of Things needs to create its own economy

Internet of Things exists, but often badly.

If you track the Q rating of tech trends, then you know the cloud is so last minute and big data is good for little more than wrapping fish at Whole Foods. For 2013, it’s all about the Internet of Things.  But, for the Internet of Things to succeed it is going to need an economy supported by developers who can rely on open standards and APIs.

 

 

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Where are the Android users?

800 million Android activations have taken place to date and the rate is about 2 million per day.

Android data is occasionally reported by Google.  The last time Google reported Android data was in September 2012.  We then learned that activations were running at 1.3 million per day and that a total of 500 million total activations had taken place.

 

 

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70 billion mobile apps will be downloaded in 2013

70 billion apps will be downloaded worldwide in 2013.

Ten apps will be downloaded for every single woman, man, and child on the planet in 2013. According to ABI Research, half of those apps will be Android apps, which will have 58 percent smartphone app share and 41 percent of those will be iOS apps. Thirty-three percent of smartphone app downloads will be for the Apple iPhone while the iPadwill take 75 percent of tablet app downloads. Windows Phone and tablet devices will account for the majority of the rest, with BlackBerry taking about a 2 percent share.

 

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