Report: 32% of Top iPhone Developers Are Newcomers

by Developer.com Staff

It may seem like the top app charts never change, but a new report says that's not actually the case.

ACT/The App Association has released a new study titled "iOS App Economy Report," which includes some interesting insights about the mobile development industry. One of the most notable is the fact that nearly a third (32 percent) of the developers currently on the lists of top apps in the App Store weren't ranked a year ago. Other noteworthy findings include the following:

  • 77 percent of top mobile development firms are not located in Silicon Valley.
  • 80 percent of top iOS apps are made by U.S. companies.
  • 40 percent of top Apple Watch apps are in the "health" category.

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This article was originally published on Monday Jun 15th 2015
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