Forecast: Mobile Application Stores, Worldwide, 2008-2015


Archived Published: 18 May 2011 ID: G00212661

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Summary

As mobile application stores become accessible from more and more devices, from smartphones to tablets, the revenue they generate is increasing. We predict the total will top $52 billion in 2015.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Forecast Data
    • Forecast Assumptions
      • Application Download Forecast
      • Revenue Forecast
      • Changes to the Forecast Since December 2010's Report
    • App Store Success Outside North America and Western Europe Requires Localization
    • Competition From Non-OS Vendors Will Intensify
    • Media Tablets Widen the Opportunity for App Stores
    • Conclusion
    • Methodology
      • Revenue Forecast Components
  • Recommended Reading
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