Gartner Says More Than 17.7 Billion Apps To Be Downloaded In 2011

Gartner Says More Than 17.7 Billion Apps To Be Downloaded In 2011
Facebook may have decided that you shouldn’t see the news, but we think you deserve to be in the know with Gizmodo Australia’s reporting. To sign up for our daily newsletter covering the latest news, features and reviews, head HERE. For a running feed of all our stories, follow us on Twitter HERE. Or you can bookmark the Gizmodo Australia homepage to visit whenever you need a news fix.

Apple recently surpassed the 10 Billion app download mark, but it took them 2.5 years or so to get there. According to Gartner, that number will be dwarfed with about 17.7 billion apps to be downloaded in this year alone.

Naturally that figure is across multiple mobile platforms, and Gartner point out that 81% of that number is expected to be free app downloads. But they still think that app store revenue is expected to surpass $15.1 billion this year.

In other words, there’s plenty of money there for developers. You just need to create the next Angry Birds

[Gartner via Lifehacker]