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Predictions for Mobile Apps stores (2011): Getjar

Posted in Applications and User Interfaces by Manas Ganguly on January 11, 2011

2010 has been the year of Mobile Applications. Going forward, mobile apps will continue unabated growth in the next 5 years horizon.

Here’s an Interesting set of forecasts from Getjar, the 2nd largest app store on the future of mobile application stores.

1. GetJar forecasts a consolidation amongst app stores in the near future.The numbers would go down from ~5-6 survivors in 5 year to about ~2-3 large stores in 10 years.

2. Closed app systems (i.e. Apple’s iTunes) would need to open up or fail as these stores feel pressure from developers and consumers.

3. More and more people will access the internet/services from apps in the next five years. Hence, URLs will become obsolete, as consumers access more services via apps than the on the web. GetJar predicts that successful mobile app companies will be raking in $100 million or more in revenue in 2011.

4. Brands will continue to flick to mobile platforms, developing apps for more and more platforms. GetJar estimates that the brand spend on apps will be roughly equivalent to today’s spend on web presence.

5. GetJar predicts that tablet devices will explode in popularity, with Android OS tablets in particular benefiting from lower price points, and open platform, and wide spread availability from common retailers.

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