February 14, 2011

Apps are web goldmine, but competition is brutal

In Berlin these days, anyone with a bit of experience in programming apps would be stupid to accept a steady job, reports Monsters&Critics.

quotemarksright.jpgThe going rate for software developers in the city is 600 to 1,200 euros (800 to 1,600 dollars) per day. A desperate scramble for talent is underway

Berlin's apps industry has sprung up practically overnight. Four years ago, Android and iOS did not exist. Apple did not open its App Store until 2008, but just passed the first 10 billion sold.

An estimated 17 billion apps will be sold this year, generating 15.9 billion dollars, Gartner Research, a respected market tracking company, said recently. By the end of 2014, it estimates that 185 billion apps will have been installed on the world's phones.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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