Cu doar cateva minute in urma compania Apple a publicat un comunicat de presa prin care anunta lumea intreaga ca doar in anul 2013 App Store-ul sau a generat incasari de peste 10 miliarde de dolari pentru dezvoltatorii de aplicatii. Dintre aceste 10 miliarde de dolari, 1 miliard au fost generati numai in luna decembrie, utilizatorii descarcand luna trecuta nu mai putin de 3 miliarde de aplicatii, acesta fiind un record pentru magazinul virtual al celor de la Apple.
In baza acestor cifre, Apple sustine ca dezvoltatorii sau dei aplicatii au castigat nu mai putin de 15 miliarde de dolari de la lansarea App Store-ului si pana in prezent. App Store-ul a fost si va ramane in perioada urmatoare cel mai profitabil magazin de aplciatii pentru terminale mobile, dezvoltatorii acordandu-i prioritate in fata Google Play-ului, care in ultimele luni a inceput sa genereze din ce in ce mai multi bani pentru Google. In momentul de fata in App Store sunt disponibile peste 1 milion de aplicatii pentru iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch si Mac, mai bine de jumatate dintre ele fiind dezvoltate nativ si pentru iPad.
App Store Sales Top $10 Billion in 2013
Record-Breaking December with Over $1 Billion in Sales
CUPERTINO, California―January 7, 2014―Apple® today announced that customers spent over $10 billion on the App Store℠ in 2013, including over $1 billion in December alone. App Store customers downloaded almost three billion apps in December making it the most successful month in App Store history. Apple’s incredible developers have now earned $15 billion on the App Store.
“We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014.”
With the introduction of iOS 7, developers were able to create stunning apps that took advantage of the redesigned user interface and the more than 200 new features and APIs. Developers such as Evernote, Yahoo!, AirBnB, OpenTable, Tumblr, Pinterest and American Airlines re-imagined the user experience, bringing content to the forefront while increasing the overall efficiency and performance of their apps.
2013 saw surprise hits like Ellen DeGeneres’ Heads Up, ProtoGeo’s Moves, Simon Filip’s Afterlight and Kevin Ng’s Impossible Road. Many of the year’s biggest successes like Candy Crush Saga, Puzzles & Dragons, Minecraft, QuizUp and Clumsy Ninja were created by international developers, while Duolingo (United States), Simogo (Sweden), Frogmind (UK), Plain Vanilla Corp (Iceland), Atypical Games (Romania), Lemonista (China), BASE (Japan) and Savage Interactive (Australia) emerged as developers to watch in 2014.
The revolutionary App Store offers more than one million apps to iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users in 155 countries around the world, with more than 500,000 native iPad apps available. App Store customers can choose from an incredible range of apps in 24 categories, including newspapers and magazines offered in Newsstand, games, business, news, sports, health & fitness, travel and kids.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.