Chantilly, Virginia (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
By now you have surely been introduced to one or more mobile apps. If not of your own volition, by one of your kids or grandchildren. Even American Idol announced a mobile app for viewers to vote for a favorite singer.
In a September 11, 2012 symposium, The Gartner Group released some interesting statistics and trends that they gathered. A key prediction was that nearly 90% of total mobile app store downloads in 2012 were free mobile apps in 2012.
They stated: “Free apps will account for 89 percent of total downloads in 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide mobile app store downloads will surpass 45.6 billion in 2012, with free downloads accounting for 40.1 billion, and paid-for downloads totaling 5 billion.”
They published the attached table of historical trends and predictions:
"In terms of the apps that consumers are buying, 90% of the paid-for downloads cost less than $3 each," said Sandy Shen, research director at Gartner. "Similar to free apps, lower-priced apps will drive the majority of downloads. Apps between 99 cents and $2.99 will account for 87.5 percent of paid-for downloads in 2012, and 96 percent by 2016."
Gartner expects Apple's iTunes App Store to have more than 21 billion downloads in 2012, which is an increase of 74% over 2011 and indicates continued strong demand for mobile app content.
"Apple's market share is the largest, considering its App Store accounts for 25 percent of available apps in all stores," said Brian Blau, research director at Gartner. "The number of apps available is driven by an increasing number of stores in the market today that include platform owners, device vendors, communication service providers (CSPs) and others who want to offer core mobile app services. These stores will see their combined share of total downloads increase, but demand for apps overall will still be dominated by Apple, Google and Microsoft."
ConnectBooks—a Mobile App for Sage 50 Accounting Software
IntelleApps, LLC entered the mobile app arena in March of 2012 when it launched ConnectBooks for Sage Peachtree (accounting software subsequently rebranded as Sage 50-US Edition). It is in the final stages of launching a second version of ConnectBooks product supporting another accounting product from Sage named Sage 50-Canadian Edition (formerly Simply Accounting).
While there is a free version of ConnectBooks for Sage 50-US Edition (one user and one company), there is a cost for additional users or companies. ConnectBooks for Sage 50-Canadian Edition does not provide a free version, however, the first 30 days of a new subscription are without cost (the number of users and companies are offered as packages). Both versions offer options at less than $10 per month.
About IntelleApps, LLC:
ConnectBooks for Sage 50-Canadian Edition and Sage 50-US Edition are products of IntelleApps, LCC. IntelleApps is a fast growing company with an exclusive focus on developing state-of-art mobile apps for the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms.
IntelleApps is located in Chantilly, VA, USA and is a Sage Development Partner. Sage Corporation is the Creator and Owner of the Sage 50-Canadian Edition and Sage 50-US Edition accounting software products.