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iOS app success is a "lottery": 60% (or more) of developers don't break even

iOS app success is a "lottery": 60% (or more) of developers don't break even | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
There's plenty of money to be made developing apps for iOS—if you can manage to hit it big. A recent survey suggests 59% of apps aren't selling enough to turn a profit, and numerous developers tell Ars that figure may actually be higher.
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Digital publishing will flourish on tablets says ABI Research | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Digital publishing will flourish on tablets says ABI Research | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it

iPad and Android media tablet users have become and will remain avid app users over the next five years, averaging more than 31 downloads per year per media tablet. A new market intelligence study on emerging tablet applications found that 11 of the 13.7 billion app downloads forecasted for iPad and Android media tablets in 2016 will be focused on four categories: games, digital publishing, social networking, and e-commerce.

 

‘Media tablet app consumption will mimic smartphone app use in some ways, but in many ways, it will be very different,’ says Mark Beccue, senior analyst. Digital publishing of books, magazines, and newspapers will flourish on media tablets in a way never seen on smartphones ...


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Appstore bestsellers

Appstore bestsellers | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
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24 hours in apps media disruption

24 hours in apps media disruption | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
How mobile is sparking innovation in publishing, music, television, games and beyond.
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New iPad’s Luscious Screens to Gain Market Share in 2012 | Digital Book World

New iPad’s Luscious Screens to Gain Market Share in 2012 | Digital Book World | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
The introduction of the new iPad this week will help erase slight tablet market share losses Apple suffered in 2011. Publishers should take notice.
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MobiUs Accelerates Mobile HTML5 Development, Aims to Kill Mobile Flash

MobiUs Accelerates Mobile HTML5 Development, Aims to Kill Mobile Flash | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it

HTML5 development company appMobi has is releasing a new browser today called MobiUs that will give mobile Web apps the same type of functionality that now is currently only enjoyed by native apps for platforms like iOS and Android. AppMobi thinks of MobiUs as the replacement for Flash in mobile - it renders mobile websites like a Flash extension would and gives developers device access in ways previously unavailable to in HTML5.


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700,000 Android Activations a Day Are Worth $3.65 Billion a Year to Google

700,000 Android Activations a Day Are Worth $3.65 Billion a Year to Google | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
Oracle has put a potential dollar value on the damages it may claim in its Java-related patent infringement case against Google over its Android operating system. And it's a very large number.
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The Tablet Market Is Larger Than The PC Market”

The Tablet Market Is Larger Than The PC Market” | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it

IPAd is now a $9.1 billion business.

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156 million IOS units sold in 2011

156 million IOS units sold in 2011 | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it

"This 55 is something no one would have guessed. Including us. To put it in context, it took us 22 years to sell 55 million Macs. It took us about 5 years to sell 22 million iPods, and it took us about 3 years to sell that many iPhones. And so, this thing is, as you said, it’s on a trajectory that’s off the charts."

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TechCrunch | Tim Cook: “There Will Come A Day When The Tablet Market Is Larger Than The PC Market”

TechCrunch | Tim Cook: “There Will Come A Day When The Tablet Market Is Larger Than The PC Market” | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it

this quarter alone, iPad sales came in well above expectations at 15.4 million units. It is now a $9.1 billion business. There have been a total of 55 million iPads sold since launch in 2010.

There are “over 170,000″ iPad apps, orders of magnitude more than another tablet. “It’s not just a product,”s ays Cook, “it is a strategy for the next decade.”

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TechCrunch | Apple’s Massive Numbers And Some Context

TechCrunch | Apple’s Massive Numbers And Some Context | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
Simply looking over the numbers, it might be hard to wrap your head around what Apple just announced for their Q1 2012 results. A company this big is not supposed to be able to nearly double revenue year-to-year.
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Tablets hits 40M Us units in less than 2 years, smartphones took 7

Tablets hits 40M Us units in less than 2 years, smartphones took 7 | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it

ComScore’s new report — U.S. Digital Future in Focus 2012 — spells out just how powerful of a force the tablet market is becoming in tech. Consider this: It took seven years for 40 million Americans to own a smartphone, a milestone that the tablet computers hit in less than two years.
“The growth in this category is like nothing we’ve tracked to date,” notes comScore’s Mark Donovan.“We are entering a new digital era, an era where people are connecting with content and with brands through multiple screens – through their PC, TV, smartphone, and media tablets, we call this the rise of the Digital Omnivore,” he added.

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Tablet ownership doubled worldwide, Quadrupled in India in the Holiday Season

Tablet ownership doubled worldwide, Quadrupled in India in the Holiday Season | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
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Apple’s Profit Nearly Doubles as iPhones Sales Soar

Apple’s Profit Nearly Doubles as iPhones Sales Soar | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it

It sold 11.8 million iPads this quarter, more than double the number it sold in the same quarter last year. Ipad remains their fastest-growing business: Apple had sold 67 million of the device since the first model went on sale in 2010. In the education market, one of the strongest for the Mac, Apple said it sold two iPads for every Apple computer.

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Number of iPads owned in U.S. jumped 160 percent this year

Number of iPads owned in U.S. jumped 160 percent this year | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
Tablet use on the rise...
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Yahoo! Announces Cocktails – Shaken, Not Stirred · YDN Blog

Yahoo! Announces Cocktails – Shaken, Not Stirred · YDN Blog | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
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Google plans online tablet store

Google plans online tablet store | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
Google is about to open an online store that will sell tablets directly to consumers, according to reports.
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The Shiny New iPad: What it Means for Publishers | Digital Book World

The Shiny New iPad: What it Means for Publishers | Digital Book World | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
Apple’s announcement of the new iPad received a lot of attention today, but what does it mean for your business?
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66 Million Tablets Sold In 2011 Worldwide Led By iPad

66 Million Tablets Sold In 2011 Worldwide Led By iPad | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it

 report said over 66 million tablets were sold in 2011 globally, a huge 260% rise from 18 million units in 2010. The report does not include eBooks in its sales figures for tablets.

Read more internet tv news: 66 Million Tablets Sold In 2011 Worldwide Led By iPad http://www.worldtvpc.com/blog/67-million-tablets-sold-2011-world/#ixzz1nKiLznUx

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iOS Developers Take Home $700 Million in Q1

iOS Developers Take Home $700 Million in Q1 | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
Apple just blew everybody out of the water. It is astonishing, really. Revenue of $46.33 billion? Yeah, Greece called. It is looking for a bailout. Anyway, there is ...
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US tablet sales, Ipad on top with 89% of market

U.S. tablet sales, excluding iPad sales, soared to more than 1.2 million units sold from January through October and brought in $415 million in revenue at retail, according to leading market research company The NPD Group’s monthly Connected Handhelds Report.U.S. tablet sales, excluding iPad sales, soared to more than 1.2 million units sold from January through October and brought in $415 million in revenue at retail, according to leading market research company The NPD Group’s monthly Connected Handhelds Report.

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600 U.S. Schools districts Adding iPads, 400 between july & sept '11

600 U.S. Schools districts Adding iPads, 400 between july & sept '11 | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
HARTFORD, Conn. — For incoming freshmen at western Connecticut's suburban Brookfield High School, hefting a backpack weighed down with textbooks is about to give way to tapping out notes and flipping electronic pages on a glossy iPad tablet computer.
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TechCrunch | Apple Made $22 Billion In Revenue On Developing World In 2011, Just $1.4B in 2007

TechCrunch | Apple Made $22 Billion In Revenue On Developing World In 2011, Just $1.4B in 2007 | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it

CEO Tim Cook described Apple's conquest of emerging markets today at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. $13 billion sales in china last year.

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Mobile App Revenue to Reach $38 Billion by 2015, Report Predicts

Mobile App Revenue to Reach $38 Billion by 2015, Report Predicts | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
A report released Monday by Forrester Research, the market research company, predicts that revenues from downloadable applications will reach $38 billion by 2015.
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Fast-Growing Tablet Market: Audience expectations

Fast-Growing Tablet Market: Audience expectations | Tablets, Apps & Mobile tech | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, NY-- - Consumers are driving segmentation of the fast-growing tablet market away from one-size-fits-all models toward different devices for distinct purposes, according to a new survey of 8,700 ...
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