App Store 2013 Sales Top $10 Billion

by Developer.com Staff

Mobile development firms have earned $15 billion from Apple's store.

Apple says that its App Store brought in $10 billion in revenue in 2013. Sales hit $1 billion in December alone, when customers downloaded nearly 3 billion apps, making it the App Store's most successful month ever. In all, mobile developers have earned $15 billion from the App Store.

Apple noted that many of its most successful apps, like Candy Crush Saga, Puzzles & Dragons and Minecraft, come from developers located overseas. The company also named three mobile development firms as ones to watch: the U.S.'s Duolingo, Sweden's Simogo and the U.K.'s Frogmind.

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This article was originally published on Tuesday Jan 7th 2014
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