A new report from ABI Research projects says that the mobile app market could be worth $27 billion by the end of 2013 thanks to high adoption rates for both smartphones and tablets as well as efforts by Windows and BlackBerry to remain competitive in the mobile market. ABI says that Apple and Google’s OS platforms maintaining their solid lead over the rest of the competition.
“iOS users continue to prove they’re more willing to depart with their cash,” writes senior analyst Josh Flood. ”The revenue gap between the two leading OSes looks unlikely to close over the next 18 months.”
The report also tells us that the tablet market appears to be picking up slowly and could pass handsets by 2017. ABI notes that because display size and quality are better on tablets consumers are more likely to pay for gaming or reading apps on those larger devices.
Quite an impressive number and considering Android and iOS are at a battle to have the most apps the market will just keep growing and growing.