Mobile App Downloads Worldwide

In a study published earlier this year, Gartner predicted that the mobile apps to grow to a $30 billion market globally by 2013. That was against a yearly download of an estimated 21.6 billion applications. However, FutureSource consulting in their recent study published have been less optimistic. According to them, the mobile app market would grow to see 16 billion downloads by 2013 – that’s close to 23% less than Gartner’s prediction. While the actual numbers will only be known as the future becomes clearer, here are numbers predicted in the latest study.

2008 : 530 million downloads
2009 : 3.59 billion
2010 : 6.61 billion
2011 : 9.88 billion
2012 : 13.25 billion
2013 : 16.21 billion