Feeds

Asia Pac app-gasm to hit five billion this year

Ovum names Android as the leader

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Mobile phone app downloads are forecast to reach 14 billion in the Asia Pacific by 2016 with revenues of $US2.2 billion, according to the latest research from Ovum.

The Asia Pac app market will hit 5 billion downloads by the end of the year with revenues from mobile phone apps poised to reach $US871 million. This compares to 1.6 billion apps downloaded in 2010 and revenues of $US 302 million. In the predicted growth surge, Ovum devices analyst Nick Dillon also forecasts that Android will usurp Apple in the app dominance stakes. The Asia Pacific market will be fertile ground for Android with predictions of 1.8 billion downloads versus Apple’s 1.5 billion in 2011. Last year Android reported 244 million downloads and Apple 424 million in the region.

By 2016 Ovum forecast that there will be almost double the total number of Android phone application downloads compared to iPhone in the Asia Pacific, with 6.07 billion and 3.4 billion respectively.

“But although Android phones will lead on total download numbers, iPhone will continue to dominate the Asia Pacific market in terms of revenues from paid-for apps, reaching $US808 million in 2016, compared to $US394 million for Android,” Dillion said.

In other emerging trends the Windows Phone operating system will gain ground overtaking BlackBerry for third place in both total number of downloads and revenues by 2015. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.