Analysing the mobile app market in the USA

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BY : Diego GutiérrezDecember Wed, 2013
venture capital isAccording to a study by CBinsights, the average time an app spends in the top 1000 in the itunes store is 23 days. There is also a wide variation depending on the sector targeted.

Top sectors: games and entertainment

The games sector accounts for 30% of the apps in the top 1000. In addition, the 7 dominant sectors account for 75% of the apps. One conclusion from the analysis is how the position changes depending on the day of the week. Gaming and entertainment related apps rise on weekends while productivity related apps rise on weekdays.


"The games sector had a number of investment operations in Spain, being an active sector for the venture capital is Spanish. An example of this was the operations of hooptap(led by Business booster)placechallenge (, playspace (peoplefund)socialpoint (BBVA) and (Itnet)"comments Diego Gutierrez, alternative finance expert at Abra Invest.

A look at the Games sector

When we analyse the games sector in detail, we find some very interesting trends:
-In the last 3 months 1422 apps have been in the top 1000.
- 111 apps have been consistently in the top 1000.
- 78 publishers have been consistently in the top 1000.
- 20 days on average a games app stays in the top 1000

Here is a list of the private publishers that have kept their apps in the top 1000 during the period under review.

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