Mobile App Market Passes €1bn For First Time in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

German App Store

The growth of smartphone and tablet use in Germany has been substantial in the last few years and according to recent studies, the trend has brought with it a booming mobile app economy as spending on apps will pass the €1 billion mark before the end of the year.

The expected €1.3 billion in spending will be more than double the amount Germans spent just two years ago. In 2013, mobile app spending hit €547 million and then saw a significant boost in 2014 when spending totaled €910 million.

Only about 30 percent of the revenue is coming directly from paid apps though. The remaining 70 percent of the spending is done through in-app purchases found in the more popular free titles.

 

Source: ZDNet

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