App Store Generated $20 Billion for Mobile Development Firms in 2016

by Developer.com Staff

Apple's take was $8.5 billion.

Apple has revealed several details about its App Store's recent performance. It said that mobile development firms earned more than $20 billion from the store last year, implying that the total revenue was more than $28.5 billion. That's about 40 percent better than the $20 billion the App Store generated in 2015.

Other key facts included the following:

  • App Store sales in China rose 90 percent in 2016.
  • Subscription app billing increased 74 percent to hit $2.7 billion last year.
  • Jan. 1, 2017 set a record for App Store sales in a single day: $240 million.
  • The App Store generated $3 billion in sales over the holidays.
  • Super Mario run generated 40 million downloads in its first four days.

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This article was originally published on Thursday Jan 5th 2017
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