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Developers Alliance joins other stakeholders calling for caution and urgent consideration on the tackling of illegal content

Today a group of industry and civil society representatives sent a letter urging the European Commission to uphold its promise to continue dialogues and exchanges with stakeholders on how best to tackle illegal content online.

Developers Alliance Releases Global Competition Report

Today, the Application Developers Alliance released the result of a global survey of mobile app developers and publishers: Competition in the Mobile App Ecosystem. The report shows a healthy mobile app market and an industry that is concerned about being misrepresented and sees unnecessary intervention from external authorities.

App Economy in California Has $8 Billion Impact

California ranks as the nation’s top state for app economy jobs, according to a study released by CTIA-The Wireless Association® and the Application Developers Alliance. “The Geography of the App Economy” study, conducted by South Mountain Economics, LLC, found that application development is responsible for 151,900 jobs in California, with an economic impact of more than $8 billion. 

The One Trillion Dollar Mark: Mobile Commerce Is Here to Stay

Each holiday season brings a new shopping trend--two years ago “Black Friday” started on Thursday, last year it was social shopping, and this year, mobile commerce takes the stage with no signs of becoming a one-season wonder. Instead of braving the lines for doorbusters on Black Friday, consumers increasingly made those first holiday purchases from their tablets with apps. Even on small business Saturday, an increasing number of stores were able to accommodate credit card payments with a smartphone or tablet app and a service like Intuit’s GoPayment.

Democracy in Action - There's an App for That

Washington, D.C. (November 12, 2012) - The 2012 presidential election was the first “app election,” according to research released today by the Application Developers Alliance. The pre-election survey, conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates, found that 85% of registered voters who are app users relied on an app to follow the campaigns and election. Moreover, a quarter of election app users indicated that the information they learned through apps helped them explore issues and decide on the best candidate. 

App Economy Created 519,000 Jobs Across the U.S.

Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2012) – The app economy has created 519,000 jobs nationwide  and is a significant economic driver for a number of states, according to a study released today by CTIA-The Wireless Association® and the Application Developers Alliance. The report, entitled “The Geography of the App Economy,” also calculates the number of app economy jobs in each state, the “app intensity” (share of app economy jobs relative to overall jobs) and the economic impact for states. The research was conducted by Dr. Michael Mandel and Judith Scherer of South Mountain Economics, LLC.

App Economy in California Has $8 Billion Impact

Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2012) – California ranks as the nation’s top state for app economy jobs, according to a study released today by CTIA-The Wireless Association® and the Application Developers Alliance. “The Geography of the App Economy” study, conducted by South Mountain Economics, LLC, found that application development is responsible for 151,900 jobs in California, with an economic impact of more than $8 billion. 

App Economy Generates More Than $1 Billion for Texas Economy

Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2012) - Texas ranks 4th in the nation for app economy jobs, according to a study released today by CTIA- The Wireless Association® and the Application Developers Alliance. The research, conducted by South Mountain Economics, LLC, found that application development is responsible for 25,000 jobs in Texas, with an economic impact of more than $1 billion. 

App Economy Generates More than $1 Billion for Massachusetts Economy

Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2012) - Massachusetts ranks as one of the nation’s app industry leaders, according to a study released today by CTIA-The Wireless Association®  and the Application Developers Alliance. The research, conducted by South Mountain Economics, LLC and entitled “The Geography of the App Economy,” found that application development is responsible for 21,400 jobs in Massachusetts, with an economic impact of more than $1 billion. That makes Massachusetts the 3rd most “app intense” state in the country. “App Intensity” is a measure of app economy jobs relative to jobs overall. 

App Economy Generates $2 Billion for Washington Economy

Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2012) - Washington ranks first in the nation as an app industry leader, according to a study released today by CTIA-The Wireless Association® and the Application Developers Alliance. The research, conducted by South Mountain Economics, LLC and entitled “The Geography of the App Economy”, found that application development is responsible for 49,800 jobs in Washington, with an economic impact of more than $2 billion. That makes Washington the nation’s most “app intense” state. App intensity is a measure of the number of app economy jobs relative to the number of jobs in a state overall.