“When China awakens, the world will tremble.” Napoleon Bonaparte’s (alleged) 200 year-old prophecy has been coming true for some time now, as China’s workforce hundreds of millions strong does its best to ignore the ideology of the state while pursuing the creature comforts of middle-class living. In the digital age, this translates to an explosion in the mobile app market, and according to the most recent Distimo report, China is bringing the rest of Asia along with it. Here are the key findings of the report:
Given so many hundreds of thousands of apps available in the various stores, and given the increasingly discerning consumer base in the more established app markets, Asia might very well represent the Next Big Thing for app developers. Time will only tell what effect this might have on the industry, but it’s a fair bet that effect will be substantial.
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