Predictions for mobile app market 2012

90% of downloaded apps will be free.

According to Gartner Inc's latest report on mobile apps:

  • Over 45 billion mobile apps will be downloaded in 2012
  • 90% of apps downloaded in 2012 will be free
  • 90% of paid for apps will cost less than $3 each
  • Apple's App Store will have 21 billion downloads (up 74% on 2011)
  • More new entrants to the app market are expected

The report is available for a fee from Gartner.  A free summary of the report is available here.