Mobile Apps in Africa News: #50

ICT in Africa -Apps made in Africa

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The global mobile app market is expected to be worth$27bn in 2013. As internet penetration and mobile phone ownership rises in Africa, the commercial opportunities that the mobile app industry offers in the region is vast. As a result, the continent is witnessing a rush to develop cutting-edge apps, from life-saving technology to locally relevant entertainment.

According to Portio Research, consumers in Africa and the Middle East represented 14% of mobile app users in 2012. That is 168m people. Portio Research forecasts that the number of app users will grow by almost 30% each year. Therefore by 2017, Africa’s app users could number over half a billion people.  MORE…

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