International Data Corp. projects that the number of mobile apps downloaded worldwide will grow from 10.9 billion in 2010 to 76.9 billion in 2014. That growth will equate to $35 billion in revenue in 2014.
In its forecast, IDC said that mobile apps are moving from phones to tablets to TVs and other devices in the home.
IDC said there will be an increasing move toward appification as software interacts better with users. In other words, mobile apps will extend into every aspect of our personal and business lives, argues IDC.
That final point is worth pondering. Will everything really be appified or is IDC just trying to accelerate the app bandwagon?