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Facts to consider when weighing the creation of a mobile app
Pondering the development of an app for your business?
Here are some numbers that could help:
- Worldwide app downloads: 8.2 billion in 2010, 17.7 billion in 2011.
- World app revenue: $5.2 billion in 2010, $15.1 billion in 2011.
- Of the 1.5 billion mobile phones sold last year, 297 million were smartphones.
- At the end of last year, 28 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers had smartphones.
Still on the fence?
Check out this infographic from Mashable that not only provides such useful numbers, but also information on key players, questions to consider, and comparing an app with a mobile website.
How did you decide whether to build an app?
Andréa Maria Cecil is managing editor at the Central Penn Business Journal. She is a 32-year-old native New Orleanian who is interested in how gadgets and technology can make business more efficient.