Mobile app market to be worth US$27B in 2013: ABI Research

The global mobile app market will be worth US$27 billion in 2013, according to ABI Research.

ABI Research analysts find that while BlackBerry and Windows are slowly augmenting their apps catalogue as they compete for the third ecosystem, they are still far behind Apple and Android.

"iOS continues to lead the way, and the OS is projected to generate over two-thirds of the revenues for smartphone and tablet apps in 2013," said senior analyst Josh Flood.

"Although Google's Android OS recently surpassed Apple in terms of total app numbers, iOS users continue to prove they're more willing to depart with their cash. The revenue gap between the two leading OSes looks unlikely to close over the next 18 months," added Flood.

ABI Research also picked out a trend where mobile app market revenues are increasingly driven by tablets. Historically, app revenues generated from smartphones significantly dwarfed app revenues from tablets. Now, tablet revenues are quickly catching up, and it is projected that tablet app revenues will overtake those from smartphones by 2017. The inclination for tablet users to pay more for apps than their smartphones because of the larger screen size and better user experience for gaming and reading are the primary drivers.

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Blog Posts

Will our manners go the same way as texting when robotic servants take over?

Much of the talk in the industry is focused on the limited amount of time that screens have left in our lives.

Katja Forbes

Founder and chief, sfyte

Social purpose: Oxygen for your brand health vitals

If trust is the new currency, then we’re in deep trouble. Here's why.

Carolyn Butler-Madden

Founder and CEO, Sunday Lunch

Customer experience disruption: Healthcare faces a bitter pill

Over the past decade, disruptors such as Amazon, Apple and Australia’s Atlassian have delivered technology enhanced customer experiences, which for the most part, have improved customers’ lives and delivered unparalleled growth. Can they do the same for healthcare?

Alex Allwood

Principal, All Work Together

are you talking about bbc news here

frank

CMO interview: How BBC Worldwide's marketing lead builds brand purpose and growth

Read more

Toms is definitely my favourite shoe brand! Along with Aurélien. For this summer I bought two pairs of navy Toms espadrilles and a pair o...

Paul Erickson

​The shoe with a good soul: TOMS’ innovations for philanthropic engagement

Read more

I think this is the best article today about the salesforce latest platform. Thanks for taking your own time to discuss this topic, I fee...

Ramramky

Salesforce looks to democratise AI, IoT with latest platform play

Read more

I came across this recently when researching blockchain loyalty point projects. There are quite a few projects. Most are in development a...

Andrew @ EcomLoop

How cryptocurrency is set to change the customer loyalty program model

Read more

nive!

Maureen Becks

How AI helped San Churros build brand loyalty and excitement

Read more

Latest Podcast

More podcasts

Sign in