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2013 Mobile Development by the Numbers

  • By Developer.com Staff

Analytics vendor App Annie has published a new report titled "App Annie Index 2013 Retrospective," which takes a big picture look at the mobile development tends from the last year. Key takeaways from the report include the following:

  • Freemium games accounted for 93 percent of mobile game revenue in 2013, an increase from 86 percent in 2012.
  • Non-games that offered in-app purchases accounted for 57 percent of non-game revenue, up from 46 percent the previous year.
  • Music app revenues climbed 75 percent.
  • iOS generated nearly twice as much app revenue as Google Play, even though Google Play had more downloads.
  • Japan beat out the U.S. to become the country with the most app revenue.

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This article was originally published on February 3, 2014

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