Wednesday, January 23, 2013

20 billion apps downloaded last year!

Remember when we were happy enough with just a game of ‘snake’ every so often.

But since the iPhone was released the rise of the touchscreen began, a need for apps has arisen.
Apple App Store logo
There were 20 billion apps downloaded from Apple devices alone last year. That’s almost 3 apps for every person on this planet!

There were so many downloads last year alone, that the figure represents about half of the 40 billion downloaded to iPhones, iPads and iPods since the App store was launched in 2008.

2 billion of those downloads happened in the last month of the year which was a new record alone. It was due to the launch of several new Apple devices just in time for Christmas sales.

Apple revealed that it had paid developers (who created around 775,000 worldwide) over £4.4 billion.

Last year among the top paid apps were Whatsapp Messenger at 69p, Draw Something at £1.99 and Angry Birds Space at 69p.

Olly Mann, tech expert and presenter on LBC 97.3 has stated that the app boom will continue in 2013. Adding that “Downloads in the Android, Amazon and Windows app stores will continue to grow too, so this isn’t solely Apple’s wheelhouse.”

Google Play app store for Android devices got to 25 billion downloads in September 2012.

This increasingly growing industry is a very lucrative one, and many are jumping at the opportunity. Especially now with the big release of Windows 8 devices.

20 million copies of Windows 8 devices sold since November

Windows Store printscreenIn the ten weeks since its launch, Windows 8 has sold 60 million copies, announced Tami Reller, CFO of Microsoft’s Windows division, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013) in Las Vegas.

Take the opportunity

Take the first steps in becoming an app developer with an MTA Mobile Development Fundamentals and MTA Gaming Development Fundamentals certification.  They can both can be gained together in just 4 days. They’ll help you be on your way to succeeding in advanced certification courses.

You can also take the MCSD: Windows Store Style Apps course where you’ll learn how to create Windows Store style apps using C#. The MCSD certification will prove your ability to design and develop beautiful, elegant apps that are alive with activity for the cloud. You can also learn to create Windows Store style apps using HTML5 on the MCSD: Windows Store Style Apps courseBoth take just 9 days