Chart - Global Mobile App Downloads

Even though download numbers fluctuate on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, research firms projected the annual total would increase substantially in the coming years as smartphone and tablet usage grows worldwide. Portio Research estimated the number of annual downloads would top 200 billion in 2017—two-and-a-half times 2013’s 82 billion. Juniper Research forecast the number of downloads worldwide would double in the span of four years, rising from 80 billion to 160 billion between 2013 and 2017. Read the rest at eMarketer.