Mobile applications are in huge demand in Australia so much so that a calculator app would be needed to do the maths.
Latest figures have revealed that they have downloaded an astonishing one billion apps since they became available four years ago, including more than 700 million on iPhones, 64 million on iPads and more than 230 million on Android devices.
AdvertisementIn March alone Aussies downloaded about 66 million apps, making them fifth in the world for the number of apps downloaded per person, behind only Korea, Sweden, the UK and Denmark, News.com.au reported.
Games and gadgets have traditionally been the top sellers, but the explosion in demand has prompted hundreds of local companies, organisations and developers to produce their own tailor-made apps.
Josh Guest, managing director of Australian app developer b2cloud, said on Wednesday that a high-tech industry worth tens of millions of dollars to the local economy was emerging to meet burgeoning demand.