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Mobile App Stores - Global Strategic Business Report Product Image

Mobile App Stores - Global Strategic Business Report

  • Published: July 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 174 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Mobile App Stores in US$ Million. The Global market is analyzed by the following Categories:

- Advertising
- Paid Downloads,
- In-app Purchases.

The report profiles 66 companies including many key and niche players such as:

- Amazon Appstore
- Appia
- Apple App Store
- AT&T App Centre
- BlackBerry World
- GetJar
- Google Play
- Nokia Store
- Samsung Apps
- TIM Store
- Windows Phone Store.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. Executive Summary

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
A Primer
Mobile Apps: A Beneficiary of the Changing Role of Mobile Phones
Table 1: Global Mobile Apps Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Category (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Importance of Mobile Application Development
Table 2: Average Time Spent (In Minutes) on Mobile Apps On Smartphones & Tablets Worldwide Per User Per Day: Breakdown by Category (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Competitive Review
Apple App Store Vs Google Play: Walled Garden versus Open Platforms
Table 3: Global Mobile Apps Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of App Downloads By App Store (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 4: Global Mobile Apps Market (2012): Estimated Number of Apps Available by OS Platform (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5: Global Mobile App Store Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Apps for Kids by Price Point in Google Play Store and Apple AppStore (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Google's Open Approach to App Development: Is It Really a Sustainable Growth Driver?
Unlike Google, Apple Maintains a Strong Base of Loyal App Developers Why?
Table 6: Percentage Share Breakdown of Application Categories on Apples App Store as of the Year 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Android Fragmentation: A Real Challenge for Android Application Developers
Key Market Trends, Drivers & Issues
Mobile Subscriber Base & Mobile Internet Penetration: The Foundation for Growth
Table 7: Global Mobile Telecommunications Market (2012): Breakdown of Number of Mobile Subscribers (In Million) by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 8: Global Mobile Internet Market (2012): Estimated Number of Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions (In Million) in Developed and Developing Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9: Global Mobile Communications Market: Data Subscriptions as a Percentage of the Overall Mobile Subscriptions through the Years 2010, 2011 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 10: Global Market for Mobile Phones (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Smartphones and Feature Phones by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Lesser Known App Stores to Witness Strong Developer Enrolments
Strong Smartphone Sales Drives Popularity of App Stores
Opportunity Indicator
Table 11: Global Market for Smartphones (2013E & 2017): Breakdown of Sales in Thousand Units by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 12: Worldwide Smartphone OS Market (2011 & 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipments of Handsets by Operating System Platform-Android, iOS, Symbian, BlackBerry/QNX, Windows Mobile/Windows Phone OS and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Growing Popularity of Tablet Phones Benefits the Apps Market
Table 13: Global Mobile Apps Market: Percentage Share Breakdown of App Revenues by Device Type - Tablet and Non-Tablet for the Years 2012 and 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 14: Global Tablet Phone Market (2016P): Percentage Share Breakdown of Estimated Installed Base by Operating System (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Cross Platform Mobile Apps Grow in Popularity
Multi-Homing App Publishing Strategy: Key to Success
Ecosystem Benefits of Device Agnostic Apps
Mobile Websites: Is It A Threat to Native Mobile Apps?
Cloud Apps Grow in Popularity
Mobile Enterprise App Stores Gain Ground
Enterprise Mobility Drives Demand for Enterprise Apps
Table 15: Percentage Share Breakdown of Enterprise Mobile Activity by Type of Mobile OS Platform for the year 2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Business Apps Attract Strong Investments & Developer Interest
Mass Market VOIP Apps
Virtual Meetings Apps
Payments Apps
Social & Networking Apps
Loyalty Apps
Travel Apps
File Access & Storage Apps
Benefits of Business Apps
Mobile Applications Designed to Leverage Enterprise Data Witnesses Effervescent Innovation
Manufacturing Sector: A Key End-User of Enterprise Mobile Apps
Corporate Apps Stores Poised to Proliferate
Mobile Device Virtualization to Indirectly Benefit Adoption of Corporate Apps
Business Intelligence (BI) Mobile Apps: An Emerging Revenue Spinner
Free Apps: Competitor or Complementary
Table 16: World Mobile App Store Market (2012): Estimated Percentage of Free & Paid Apps by App Stores (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
In-App Purchases Fuel App Store Revenues
Table 17: Global Mobile In-App Purchases (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of In App Purchase Transactions and Percentage Breakdown of Revenues Generated by Price Range (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Personalized Storefront and Digital Locker: Critical for App Store Success
App Culture More Pronounced in the Developed Markets
Carrier-Owned Application Stores Grow in Popularity
Aggressive Revenue Sharing Agreements Set to Become Norm
Table 18: Value Chain Analysis in the Global Mobile Apps Market: Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenue Shared Among Participants Across the Value Chain - A Comparison Between the Conventional Model & the App Store Model (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Adoption of Innovative Pricing Models Set To Rise
Security & Privacy Issues of Mobile Apps: A Challenge to Reckon With
Abuse of App Permissions: A Cause for Concern
Machine Mobility Drives Development of New Generation Apps
Entertainment & Games: Key Driver of Revenue for App Stores
Table 19: Comparison of Consumer Spending on Gaming Apps in Google Play Store and Apple App Store (2011) Percentage Breakdown of Spending by Type of Game Apps - Free and Paid (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20: Global Mobile Games Market (2012): Breakdown of Revenue (in US$ Billion) for the Years 2010, 2012, and 2015E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21: Global Market for Mobile Games (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22: Global Mobile Social Gaming Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Social Gamers by Age Group (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23: Global Mobile Social Gaming Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Social gamers by Gender (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Medical Apps: Where Health Meets Technology
Automotive Apps on the Move

2. APP STORE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE BUSINESS MODEL
OS Developers App Stores:
Device Manufacturers App Stores:
Network Operator App Stores:
Independent App Stores:
Common Characteristics of App Stores
Low Entry Barriers
Low Exit Barriers
Highly Competitive Environment
Volatile Revenue
Global Accessibility
Extended Value Chain with Numerous Players
Types of Apps
Gaming Apps
Entertainment Apps
OS Protection Apps
Wellness & Everyday Apps
Money Management & Productivity Apps
Others
Advantages of App Store-Business Model
Global Presence
Simplified Payment
Multiple Monetization Options
Low Risk
Disadvantages
Scam SMS
Drive-By App
Fake App Rating
Spyware Apps
Virus

3. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
Blackberry Redesigns BlackBerry World App Store
Bitzio to Take Over Empire Group
Amazon.com Takes Over IVONA Software
Soc.io Mall and Research In Motion Enter into Partnership
Fiksu Collaborates with Facebook
AppDirect Enters into Partnership with Small Business Web
Staples Selects AppDirect Platform for Staples App Center
Big Nerd Ranch Selects App47 MAM Platform
Good Technology Takes Over AppCentral
GREE Inks Agreement to Take Over Funzio
Vserv.mobi Enters into Partnership with FPT Mobile Applications
Verizon Wireless to Close Appstore for BlackBerry and Android Devices
Apple to Revamp iOS App Store and iTunes Store
Apigee Takes Over Technology Assets of Wholesale Applications Community
Apigee Takes Over Usergrid
Tapjoy Enters into Strategic Partnership with Gfan and CocoaChina
Pantech Selects NetFront™ Living Connect Solution of ACCESS
App47 and Mobile Labs Enter into Partnership
App47 and Mobile Labs Enter into Partnership
Bitzio and NFL Players Enter into Licensing Partnership
Blaast Inks Agreement with XL II-47 Opera Software Enters into Partnership with Yandex.Money
App47 Upgrades MAM Platform with HTML5 Support
AppCentral® Introduces Upgraded Version of Mobile Application Management Technology
BMC Selects Apperians EASE® Mobile Application Management Platform
D.W. Morgan Company Chooses Apperian EASE® Platform for ChainLinq Mobile App
AT&T Introduces Beta Version of AT&T Developer Center ForHealth
Blaast Extends Availability of Mobile Application Platform to Global Developers
Research In Motion Sets Up BlackBerry Apps Lab at University of Pretoria
JavaFX Team Announces Successful Integration of JavaFX Applications into Mac App Store
Opera Mobile Store Unveils New Promotional Options
Partnerpedia Integrates New Applications in Enterprise AppZone SaaS Product Offering
Partnerpedia Introduces Enterprise AppZone Service
Deutsche Telekom Selects AppDirect Service Platform for Business Marketplace Management
Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Vodafone, Telefónica and Verizon Enter into Partnership
Opera Software Unveils Enhanced Opera Mobile Store

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/LAUNCHES
Staples Unveils Windows Store Application for Online Store
KTH Launches Face Match on AppStore in China
Appbackr Introduces Xchange Platform for Mobile Applications
Yandex Introduces Yandex.Store Application Store
Megafon Unveils GetUpps! Android Application Store
Prometric Offers MyItemWriterTM Application on Windows, Apple and Android Application Stores
Wmode Introduces Affiliate Commerce Exchange Service Integrated with KPN GB Network
Amazon.com Introduces Amazon Cloud Player App
Amazon.ca Introduces Amazon Mobile App
Sony LIV Introduces New Feature-Phone Mobile App on Nokia OVI Store
IBM Unveils IBM MobileFirst Solution Portfolio
HealthSavvi Introduces HealthSavvi Cloud Storage & Private Sharing Device
Telefonica Introduces TuGo VoIP App for O2 UK Postpaid Customers
Orange Business Services Introduces Orange Video Meeting Mobile App
Partnerpedia Launches Enterprise AppZone for Education Industry
AT&T Launches U-verse® Enabled applications
Yandex to Introduce Android App Store
Blaast to Unveil Android Application Store in Indonesia
Amazon Launches Android Appstore in the UK
Apple Introduces iTunes App Store in 32 Additional Countries
Amazon.com Unveils Android Appstore for Europe
GameFly to Introduce Android Appstore and Publish Android, iOS Games
FXCM Introduces Forex Trading App Store
SaaS Markets Launches Business Appstore Appclick
Mozilla to Unveil Mozilla Marketplace Appstore
SaaS Markets Introduces Appclick.co.uk and Appmerica.com Web App Stores
Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 App Store
Digital River Launches White-Labeled Global Enterprise App Stores
Amazon Launches Android App Store in Western Europe
NQ Mobile Introduces Proprietary Security Check Service for HTCs AppStore
SaaS Markets Unveils SaaS AppStore
AT&T Launches Android AppCenter
Amazon.com Unveils Appstore in Japan
KT and NTT Docomo to Introduce Appstore in Japan
Total Attorneys Unveils Total Apps
Yandex Introduces Yandex Search App for iPad
Yandex Introduces Yandex.Navigator App
OneLouder Introduces ChannelCaster App
OneLouder Launches 1Weather App
Apperian Launches Enterprise App Services Environment
Amazon.com Launches Cloud Drive Photos Application for Android
Amazon.com Launches Whispercast Self-Service Tool for Kindle
Amazon.com Unveils Instant Video App
AméricaMóvil and Appia Launch iApps Application Stores
Fiksu Launches Fiksu® SDK Version 2.0 for Mobile Apps
Telefonica Unveils TU Me App for iOS-based Devices
Amazon.com Introduces Amazon Cloud Playesr App
Amazon.com Unveils IAP Service
Flipboard Introduces Flipboard for Android ‘China Edition App in China
Apperian Introduces Crowdsourcing Corporate Social Media Tool in EASE Mobile Application Management Platform
Appia Launches Appia Ad Network Support for Google Play Store
Apple® Unveils All-New iTunes® U App
Research In Motion Launches BBM Connected Apps
Cisco Launches Cisco Connect™ Cloud and New Mobile Apps
Dell Unveils Mobile App
Fongo and Dell Canada Introduce New Mobile App
Electronic Arts Unveils FIFA Ultimate Team Soccer Game for iOS Devices
MoMagic Develops App Store for MRE-based Applications

5. FOCUS ON SELECT APP STORES
Amazon Appstore
Appia
Apple App Store
AT&T App Centre
BlackBerry World
GetJar
Google Play
Nokia Store
Samsung Apps
TIM Store
Windows Phone Store

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
Table 24: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25: World 10-Year Perspective for App Stores Market by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2013, and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market by Category - Advertising, Paid Downloads and In-App Purchases Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27: World 10-Year Perspective for App Stores Market
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for Advertising, Paid Downloads and In-App Purchases Segments for the Years 2009, 2013, and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market by Segment - Free of Charge and Premium Independently Analyzed with Total Number of Downloads in Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29: World 10-Year Perspective for Mobile App Store Market by Segment - Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Downloads for Free of Charge and Premium Segments for the Years 2009, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Key Statistical Findings
Table 30: US Mobile App Market: Estimated Number of Minutes Spent by Users on Mobile Apps for the Years 2010 and 2013E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 31: Average Time Spent (in Minutes) on Mobile Apps on Smartphones and Tablets in the US: Breakdown by Category for the Year 2013E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 32: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Strategic Corporate Development
Product Launches
Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 33: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Strategic Corporate Developments
B.Market Analytics
Table 34: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
B.Market Analytics
Table 35: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market by Geographic Region/Country
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 36: European 10-Year Perspective for Mobile App Stores Market by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2013, and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4a. FRANCE
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
B.Market Analytics
Table 37: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4b. GERMANY
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
B.Market Analytics
Table 38: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4c. ITALY
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
B.Market Analytics
Table 39: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Key Statistical Findings
Table 40: UK Mobile App Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of App Users by Usage (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 41: UK Mobile App Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of App Users by Device Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 42: UK Mobile App Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Type of Apps - Games and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Product Launches
B.Market Analytics
Table 43: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4e. SPAIN
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
B.Market Analytics
Table 44: Spain Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4f. REST OF EUROPE
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Development
Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 45: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
B.Market Analytics
Table 46: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for App Stores Market by Geographic Region/Country
China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 47: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Mobile App Stores Market by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2009, 2013, and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5a. CHINA
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Key Statistical Findings
Table 48: Chinese App Market (2012): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Leading Android App Stores (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Strategic Corporate Developments
Product Launches
B.Market Analytics
Table 49: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5b. INDIA
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Product Launches
B.Market Analytics
Table 50: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Strategic Corporate Developments
Product Launches
Key Player
B.Market Analytics
Table 51: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. LATIN AMERICA
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Strategic Corporate Developments
B.Market Analytics
Table 52: Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. REST OF WORLD
A.Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Strategic Corporate Developments
Product Launches
B.Market Analytics
Table 53: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Mobile App Stores Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 66 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 66)

The United States (23)
Canada (2)
Europe (12)
- Germany (2)
- The United Kingdom (1)
- Italy (1)
- Rest of Europe (8)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (24)
Latin America (3)
Africa (1)
Middle East (1)

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