“There’s a new wave of reporting focused on the post-app era,” Anshu Sharma writes for TechCrunch. “Recode announced ‘The app boom is over.’ Quartz points out how most users never download any apps. Let me be very clear: The app boom is not over.”
Sharma writes, “The reporting on this topic made me think of an imagined Yogi Berra quote: ‘Nobody downloads apps anymore, it’s too crowded.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Blathering, not reporting.
“Let’s start with the facts. The real numbers are amazing — we are in an unprecedented era of growth when it comes to revenue from apps,” Sharma writes. “There has never been a better time to be an apps developer.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Of course, the app boom is not over – and the numbers prove it.
IDC: Apple’s App Store captured 58% of direct revenue in 2015, an increase of 36% year over year – May 9, 2016
Apple’s App Store revenue nearly double that of Google’s Android – April 20, 2016
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Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones – January 22, 2015
Why Android users can’t have the nicest things – January 5, 2015
iPhone users earn significantly more than those who settle for Android phones – October 8, 2014
Yet more proof that Android is for poor people – June 27, 2014
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IDC data shows two thirds of Android’s 81% smartphone share are cheap junk phones – November 13, 2013
CIRP: Apple iPhone users are younger, richer, and better educated than those who settle for Samsung knockoff phones – August 19, 2013
iPhone users smarter, richer than Android phone users – August 16, 2011
Study: Apple iPhone users richer, younger, more productive than other so-called ‘smartphone’ users – June 12, 2009