by Sarah Perez
"It may be getting harder for mobile developers to break into the top charts in the various app stores, but there is a healthy and growing “middle class” app economy, according to new data released by analytics firm Flurry this morning. The company reports seeing 357% growth over the past 18 months from independently owned apps that have a worldwide audience of over 20 million monthly actives, and 121% growth from those with an audience of over 1 million.
"The data was collected from apps running on Flurry’s platform from Q1 2012 to Q3 2013. That platform has a broad reach – there are now over 400,000 apps across over 1.2 billion mobile devices which use Flurry’s app analytics."