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The Radical Growth of the App Economy Infographic Explores the New Industry

— March 12, 2012 — Tech
FrugalDad.com's The Radical Growth of the App Economy infographic demonstrates the new opportunities presented by the expansion of the smartphone application development since the launch of the iPhone App Store in 2008. The infographic charts the expansion of app development from the release of the first smartphone in 1992 in to an industry all its own that has created 466,000 jobs across all available platforms.

The App Economy infographic explores the rapid innovation in the app development industry and its potential to create jobs in addition to make the lives of consumers easier and more convenient.

This helpful infographic also lists the most popular categories for smartphone apps, as well as the most popular applications across all platforms in 2011.
Trend Themes
1. Expansion of App Development - Expanding app development industry presents opportunities for new job creation and innovative solutions for consumers.
2. Rapid Innovation in App Development - Rapid innovation in app development industry creates opportunities for disruptive technologies and improved user experiences.
3. Popular Categories for Smartphone Apps - Identifying popular categories for smartphone apps can lead to opportunities for niche app development and market growth.
Industry Implications
1. App Development - App development industry has seen radical growth and offers opportunities for new job creation and disruptive innovations.
2. Technology - Rapid innovation in app development presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the technology industry.
3. Mobile Communication - The expansion of app development in the smartphone industry provides opportunities for improved mobile communication solutions and user experiences.
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