App Store surpassed income Hollywood




According to a study of the US market, an online store App Store for the first time brought more revenue than the Hollywood industry.


Asymco analytical agency has published the results of its annual survey of the market for mobile applications. Senior analyst Horace Dediu drew attention to the fact that the amount of payments to developers App Store in 2014 (more than $ 10 billion) exceeded the total fees of the American film. But a few years ago the market applications virtually non-existent.

Dediu notes that in Hollywood, there are other sources of income in addition to movie theaters in the United States, though the market has a mobile software and Android, as well as the advertising market and the development of custom software. If you add up all these factors, the App Store is still overtake Hollywood.

Mobile software ahead of cinema not only on total revenues, but also in terms of growth. As seen on the chart, the market application is in a state of exponential growth, while the film shows almost no growth.

In addition, the mobile software outperforms other types of video content. Today, in this business there is more money than on television, video rental and sale of films together. According to the analyst, many not yet fully aware of the extent of the mobile market.


App Store opened in 2008. Since then, around design and build applications grew an entire industry. Just 6 years old iOS ecosystem has created 627,000 jobs in the United States, while Hollywood – 374,000.

At the Apple store offers more than 1.4 million applications for users of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in 155 countries, with more than 725,000 of these applications designed specifically for the iPad. App Store is available to users a huge selection of apps in 24 categories, including games, social networking, photo and video, sports, health and fitness, travel, children, and more.


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