We have compiled all cumulated downloads figures published by Apple App Store, Google Play, Blackberry App World and Windowsphone.
The yearly amount of downloads is growing fast
2009 : 2.8 billion downloads
2010 : 9.3 billion downloads (+232%)
2011 : 21.5 billion downloads (+131%)
2012 : 43.6 billion dowloads (+103%)
2013 : 82.0 billion downloads (+88%).
Our 2013 forecast is based on the H1 2013 numbers (36.9 billion) and the average ratio H2/H1 (1.22).
In the charts below, the “Goople” duopoly is very strong.
Cumulated downloads per store
Quarterly downloads per store
We have compiled a lot of figures and we can tell you that there will be 3 million apps available on smartphones, tablets and computers at the end of 2013.
If you don’t believe us, please see below our numbers based on figures released by major stores (we made also some assumptions regarding missing data).
At mid 2013, 2.4 million apps are available on the 6 major stores (Apple App Store, Google Play, Samsung Apps, Windowsphone Store, Blackberry App World, Amazon App-shop)
We must add circa 150k apps available on computers at mid 2013, mainly on Windows 8 Store (please note that since YE 2011, no data are available for Chrome Web Store).
Therefore, the amount of apps available will reach 3 million at YE 2013 (+50% vs YE 2012).