Three Billion Apps Have Been Downloaded to iPads

By all accounts, 2012 will be the year that media tablet adoption accelerates. Tablet usage by existing device owners has skyrocketed. As an example, Apple iPad users are estimated to have already cumulatively downloaded three billion applications since the launch of the iPad in 2010. This was 19 percent of all cumulative downloads by Apple users. According to the latest market study by ABI Research, the Apple iPhone took two years before being able to achieve this level of downloads, while the iPad took a year and a half. By comparison, Google Android tablets have reached...

By David H. Deans, 12 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Devices.

Mobile app development services worth $20.5bn in 2011

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The development service market today is almost 3 times of the size of the application download market.

The market for mobile application development services, including application creation, management, distribution and extension services, has reached $US 20.5 billion in 2011. App development services became a mass market that has surpassed the...

By Research2Guidance, 11 January 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Developers, Industry, Research.

3 Great Posts to Read About Why Windows Phone 7 Hasn't Taken Off...

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Jumping online this morning I noticed this trio of great posts yesterday about Windows Phone 7 and why it hasn't taken off. The discussion was started off by Charlie Kindel, a former Microsoft general manager:

MG Siegler weighed in on his blog with:

And Robert Scoble posted a comment on Charlie's post that led then to his...

By Dan York, 28 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Marketing, Mobile, Smartphones.

Top Five Drivers of Business Technology in 2012

International Data Corporation (IDC) had already predicted that the next wave of business technologies would begin its transition into the mainstream during 2011. Today, spending on these technologies is growing at about 18 percent per year and is expected to account for at least 80 percent of business technology spending growth between now and 2020. "The industry's shift to the 3rd Platform will accelerate in 2012, forcing the industry's leaders to make bold investments and fateful decisions," said Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at IDC. Overall, IDC now forecasts that worldwide IT spending will grow by 6.9 percent year over year to $1.8 trillion in 2012. As much as 20 percent...

By David H. Deans, 09 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Cloud, Industry, Mobile, Research.

Microsoft storms into connected TV with Xbox

Microsoft has belly-flopped into the middle of the gaming, TV and entertainment market, and is set to make huge waves with the latest iteration of its Xbox software, delivering a vast cache of on-demand movie and TV content directly through the console’s Xbox Live connection.

The company is partnering with 40 film, sport, TV and music content providers around the world, including Amazon’s Love Film, ESPN, BBC, Netflix, BskyB and a host of others, providing content, many via apps installed on the...

By , 06 December 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Devices, Entertainment, IPTV.

Emerging Niche Market for Mobile Apps Development

Mobile device apps adoption has created many new business opportunities for software developers with unique domain expertise. A case in point is the sports and health related mobile application market. Together they will grow to over $400 million in 2016 -- up from just $120 million in 2010. Much of that growth will be spurred by the ability of mobile handsets to easily connect to wearable devices that in turn can deliver new functionality, accuracy, and appeal to sports and fitness applications. As the mobile handset adds new ways to access and support healthcare applications, it will become increasingly important within the healthcare market...

By David H. Deans, 28 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Developers, Devices.

Media Tablet Usage has Increased by 158.6 Percent

Media tablets are the latest consumer electronics device to gain adoption at home and then slowly infiltrate the enterprise IT environment. I first noticed the growing use of tablets by numerous early-adopters at the SXSWi event back in March of this year. While media tablet...

By David H. Deans, 26 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Devices, Marketing.