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Stamford, Conn. – About 102 billion mobile apps will be downloaded this year, with total revenue generated at $26 billion, according to a Gartner study.
The 2013 figure is up from the 64 billion downloaded in 2012, and Gartner is forecasting yearly downloads of 268.7 billion by 2017. The iOS and Android ecosystems now account for 90 percent of all apps downloaded.
In 2013, 91 percent of the apps downloaded were free; this figure will climb in small increments until it reaches 94.5 percent in 2017.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
New York — Multizone audio is getting more app control.
CasaTunes launched a BlackBerry Z10 app that controls CasaTunes multizone music servers from anywhere in the house. And NuVo Technologies launched the beta version of an Android app, joining an iOS app, to control its Music Port and Music Port Elite source components in NuVo multizone-audio systems.
The retailer has also added a tablet-specific website tied to both the toy chain and Babies “R” Us.
Some of the app improvements include allowing customers to buy online, utilize in-store pickup and ship to store from their mobile device. Customers will now have a unified shopping cart for both the Babies and Toys stores.