Sep 20, 2010

Mobile App Revolution

I recently read an article about the mobile application ecosystem revolution. I forgot the source and here is it-

  • 100 million smart phones sold last year.
  • Much more than 250 million smart phones will be sold next year.
  • More than a billion smart phones will be sold annually within ten years.
  • That’ll mean an installed customer base of two billion people using smart phones and the apps that run on them by the year 2020.
  • Those two billion customers will be using dozens if not hundreds of apps each every year.
  • That means we’re talking about several hundred billion different apps being consumed every year within a decade from now.

There is no need to talk about the web infrastructure opportunities in the app server & database space.