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"App Economy" brought half a million jobs since 2007

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We all know apps are a huge business - the App Store alone has paid developers over $4 billion and if you add the numbers for the Android Market and other smaller app catalogs, that number escalates even higher. But how many jobs have apps created exactly? It sounds like an extremely tough number to estimate, but TechNet has taken on the task and compiled all the numbers it has to arrive at nearly half a million jobs created by apps since the launch of the iPhone in 2007.

The exact number is 466,000 jobs, and this does not include positions coming from Facebook applications like Zynga. Jobs created by huge game studios like EA, companies like Amazon, Apple and Google, are also not counted.

So overall, that’s a pretty huge number. Interestingly, developers are concentrated around California and New York mostly with California being the most “app-friendly state” and NYC being the number metro area for apps.

Check out the full report at the source link below and let us know - have you benefited from the app explosion recently? How? 

source: TechNet via Engadget

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posted on 08 Feb 2012, 09:28 2

1. itiswhatitis (Posts: 419; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Now, i wish i was an app developer!!!

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