NEWS: We have just started our 4th consecutive mHealth Developer Economics survey. If you are working in healthcare or app development you are more than welcome to participate. Take the survey and
- Receive a copy of all the results once it is completed as a thank you.
- See results of the survey in real time after your participation.
- Make your statement! With your permission we will quote you in front of the global mHealth community.
This year’s study is conducted in collaboration with Continua Health Alliance, HIMMS, WIP, Happtique and many partners more.
MHEALTH REPORT: The “Global Mobile Health Market Report 2013-2017 is a business guide for traditional healthcare companies as well as for mobile operators who want to successfully engage into the new mHealth market. Country mHealth market reports are available forUSA, Germany, Brazil, Japan and UK. See report preview.
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The development service market today is almost 3 times of the size of the application download market.
The market for mobile application development services, including application creation, management, distribution and extension services, has reached $US 20.5 billion in 2011. App development services became a mass market that has surpassed the app content market by a factor of 3.
$US 6.8 bn in app download vs. $US 20.5 bn in app development
In 2011 publishers created $US 6.8 billion in application download revenues.
Today most app project revenue is generated from “classical” app creation services (concept creation, design and coding). New service types like app libraries, white label solutions and multi platform app development tools have become more and more popular, but do not yet take a major share of the market.
Daily rates for app development vary
Prices for application development services vary significantly between regions. UK developers charge $US 626 per day whereas competitors from India charge, on average, $US 138 per working day.
App development partners using price as the main criteria for selection will not be lead to an optimal solution as most of the price differences are offset by the additional time needed by offshore app developers.
The Market for Mobile Application Development Services
For more information on the app developer industry see our research report, “The Market for Mobile Application Development Services (2010-2015) – Selling The Spades To The App Gold Diggers”. This report covers the dynamic market on 98 pages. It is written for app developers as a planning and benchmarking tool as well as for app publishers who wants to develop their sourcing strategy.
Please meet us at the M-Days in Frankfurt (1st and 2nd of February 2012) to discuss developments in the app market. To see the program click here: M-Days Program (in German).