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.