Tech behemoth Apple has announced that its global developer community earned $70 billion since Apple store launched in 2008.
The app store is home to some of the most innovative and creative apps around the world. In the past 12 months, the downloads have grown over 70 percent.
“People everywhere love apps and our customers are downloading them in record numbers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. He added, “Seventy billion dollars earned by developers is simply mind-blowing. We are amazed at all of the great new apps our developers create and can’t wait to see them again next week at our Worldwide Developers Conference.”
According to the company, Gaming and Entertainment are the top grossing categories.
Moreover, with the release of iOS 10, iPhone users have experienced creative ways to connect such as sending Starbucks gift card to the friends using Apple Pay.
These statistics regarding the AppStore are revealed prior to Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference where developers from all over the world gather to get to know about the latest software updates and upgrades on Apple products. This year’s conference is also set to kick on Monday, June 5 in San Jose, CA. Apple is expected to host 5,000 developers at its developers’ conference. Tech company is expected to release iOS 11, macOS 10.13 and many other products including new iPads.
The tech company has also recently launched app development curriculum for students which is free and easily accessible from Apple’s iBook stores.
This app teaches how to code and design a fully functional app while gaining critical job skills in software development.