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EU Parliament Research Shows a Growing App Economy

EU Parliament Research Shows a Growing App Economy

2018 marks the ten year anniversary of the app ecosystem. In 2008 both Apple’s App Store and Google Play were launched, radically changing the way consumers interface with their devices.

​​​​​Since then, the app economy has grown significantly and at a very fast pace, as shown by the latest report on the state of play in the EU app economy, published by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) earlier this month.

Apps are No Longer “Free” in the App Store

Apps are No Longer “Free” in the App Store

Apple has introduced a small but important change in how apps are presented in the App Store. Now, users will see a “GET” button next to a non-paid app, instead of the previous “FREE” button. There is no public reason for the change, but we can speculate that the change is prompted by several controversies around non-paid apps with in-app purchases.