The explosion of mobile devices, the advance of increasingly improving wireless networks, and the adoption of cloud technologies by enterprises and developer companies alike, have moved the mobile app market into a boom phase. According to Future Business Models & Ecosystem Analysis 2012-2016, users are predicted to download more than 66 billion mobile apps per year by 2016, more than double the 31 billion apps installed in 2011. The advance of multi-screen access and the shift to multi-tasking are also driving impressive growth. The report reveals that, while smartphones will continue to account for the majority of mobile app downloads, tablets, such as the iPad will account for one in every four apps installed by 2016.

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