Analyst predicts Apple will have 76% of the mobile app market this year, 60% by 2014

Analyst predicts Apple will have 76% of the mobile app market this year, 60% by 2014
Remember analytical firm iSuppli? They were bought out by a company called IHS which recently issued a report about the future of the Apple App Store, Google's Android Market, Nokia's Ovi Store and RIM's BlackBerry App World. The report noted that back in 2008, trhe App Store was the only viable online applications store in a market with $260.01 million in sales. By 2009, the value of the sales was $830.6 million which grew to $2.1 billion last year.

Back in February, IHS said that Apple controlled 82.7% of the global mobile app revenue and forecast that the Cupertino based firm would control just a little more than half of all the market by 2014. Approximately 2 months later, the forecast has improved a bit for Apple with the company expected to have 76% of the app market by the end of 2011 and by 2014 will still hold a commanding 60% share of the global app market.

Still, the growth of the App Store will cool down going forward. Last year, App Store sales increased at a torrid 131.9% rate, that will slow down this year to a 63.4% increase. Growth in the Android Market is expected to slow from the unsustainable 861.5% seen in 2010 to a still sizzling increase of 295.4% this year.

The Top 5 global application stores last year were the Apple App Store with an 82.7% global share, followed by the BlackBerry App World with a 7.75% piece of the pie. Third and fourth are the Nokia Ovi Store and the Android Market with shares of 4.9% and 4.7% respectively.

During this year, there will have been 18.1 billion apps downloaded across all platforms, nearly double from the 9.5 billion downloaded last year. By 2014 that number will grow to 33 billion apps. Apple will lead the way this year with 10.3 billion apps installed, followed by 5.8 billion apps installed for Android devices.

source: iSuppli



3. brian unregistered

i personally am MUCH more interested in designer jeans and shoes...much more that Freeking!

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

good luck with those jeans!!!!

4. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Those figures are wrong. They don't take into account the MANY ways people can get Android apps. Apple can superficially feel good about these numbers but someday the truth will surface and they'll have the rug pulled out from under them.

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

And your expert opinion is based on what other than being a hater?

7. celljrod

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 07, 2011

To be honest, who cares who's #1? The more iOS and Android compete, the better it is for all of us

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I agree I just get sick of people constantly bashing Apple for no reason other than they're doing well. Competition is great for everyone.

5. IOS5 unregistered


10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

my question is.. are they only measuring PAID apps.. or both paid and unpaid apps. Im sorry but i just cant fathom that Android, the worlds #1 phone OS with an appstore thats about to eclipse the "app store" (lolz), only commands 4.7% of the world app market. Had they said like 30% i could have swallowed that without caring much.. but 4.7%?? i DOUBT IT. I call BS. Can we see some hard data please?

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