2013 was a bumper year for mobile. Central to the industry’s worldwide growth was mobile data consumption, driven by consumers’ ongoing love of all things app related. And, not only did the US market share for mobile apps increase 81% according to Distimo, revenue from app development rose alongside it. But that was then, and
2013 marked the year that tablets closed in on smartphones in relation to the value of retail sales made over mobile devices in the US. Business Insider Intelligence predicts tablets will soon account for 50% of the total value of US retail sales made over mobile devices, despite there being significantly fewer tablets in circulation.