What Developers Should Know from Mary Meekers' Internet Report

Monday Jun 2nd 2014 by Developer.com Staff

Mobile continues to grow at an astounding pace.

Every year, Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins releases a highly anticipated research report on the state of the Internet. This year's full report has more than 164 slides, but here are some of the key takeaways for developers:

  • Tablet shipments increased 53 percent last year.
  • One quarter of Web usage occurs on mobile devices.
  • Internet advertising revenue climbed 16 percent in 2013.
  • One-fifth of the average person's media time is spent with a mobile device.
  • 68 percent of the money made on mobile comes from app purchases.
  • Users want single-purpose apps.
  • Cloud computing has lowered costs for startups.
  • International mobile users, especially those in China, are a huge potential market.

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