Webstock, mobile section

Webstock, mobile section

Yesterday I’ve been at Webstock (one of my favorite events about technology), the mobile section. There were some interesting panelist and I found some interesting figures:) What I think is interesting to share: 102 bln app downloads in 2013 (estimate). 91% of them free. Market value 26 bln usd versus 18 bln in 2012 48% of those money in app purchase on Appstore, 60% are free, versus 80% on Android the market will become mature in 2017 270 bln downloads 253 bln usd in revenue 95% free apps average number of downloads per month will decrease to 4.9 iOS – 1.25 M apps, 50 bln downloads, 5 bln usd paid to developers Android 0.8M apps, 48 bln downloads, 9 bln total revenue, 150k developers Microsoft 160k apps, 650M downloads, 45k developers, very few money, lack of focus from Microsoft, stalling one developer has in average 5 apps on iOS and Android, less than 3 on Microsoft average income per download: 0.018 usd/android, 0.2 usd/ios average income per app: 4k/android, 20k/ios Recommendation: launch on Android to get awareness, launch on ios to get money. Explore Ms. Fail fast and fail cheap. – good recommendation. in Romania, 28% have smartphones in 2013 versus 11.5 in 2012. 77% surfed the web, 55% bought something (!) People prefer mobisites then apps Target the West. (as we do ­čÖé...