November 30, 2012

Report: Mobile Apps Will Bring in $30B This Year

A new report from ABI Research forecasts that mobile apps will top $30 billion in revenue by the end of the year. That total includes in-app purchases, advertising and subscriptions, as well as paid downloads. In 2011, total revenues for the mobile development industry were roughly half as much. “Consumers’

Report: SaaS Replacing Legacy Enterprise Apps

A new report from Gartner finds that enterprises continue to embrace cloud computing enthusiastically, in many cases replacing legacy apps with software as a service (SaaS) versions. According to the report, 77 percent of firms plan to increase their spending on SaaS. “Seeing such high intent to increase spending isn’t

Red Hat Releases OpenShift Enterprise

Red Hat is officially opening its cloud development platform to enterprises. The company announced the launch of OpenShift Enterprise, a supported version of the company’s open source platform as a service (PaaS). Previously, the PaaS was available without support through the OpenShift Origin open source project. Interested customers will be

The China App Market Will Outgrow the U.S. Early Next Year, Flurry Says

A new report from mobile analytics vendor Flurry forecasts that China will have more iOS and Android devices than the U.S. by the first quarter of 2013. Currently, the U.S. has 181 million smartphones and tablets, while China has 167 million. The next closest country is the U.K., which has