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Will developers stop playing the app lottery?

Will developers stop playing the app lottery?

How long will developers be loyal to ecosystems that seemingly set them up for failure? The odds are clearly stacked against developers as most of them struggle to make a living. The sustainability of co-creator ecosystems is in serious peril, it would seem. A look at other lottery-like industries provides an explanation, and a surprising perspective.

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Mark Wilcox

The European App Economy 2014: Europe is losing ground to Asia

The European App Economy 2014: Europe is losing ground to Asia

We have just published a research note with an update to last year’s an European App Economy report. The good news is that Europe’s app economy still accounts for 19% of global revenues and is growing strongly at a 12% annual rate. The bad news is that the rest of the world, particularly Asia, is growing much faster...

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Andreas Pappas

The UK App Economy 2014

The UK App Economy 2014

The UK has been quick in adopting smartphones, tablets and apps with smartphone penetration expected to reach 74% by the end of 2014. But beyond the benefits that one can derive from using apps, there are potentially much bigger benefits in creating apps, or creating an app industry for that matter.

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Mark Wilcox

How much does it cost to create a successful app?

How much does it cost to create a successful app?

The app stores contain a range of apps from hobbyist creations built for fun to the carefully crafted output of venture backed startups and mega-corporations that have had millions of dollars spent on their development.

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Andreas Pappas

Developer Economics: Ecosystem wars drawing to a close

Developer Economics: Ecosystem wars drawing to a close

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