App Store has generated $10 billion revenue in 2013, including over $1 billion in December alone.
App Store customers downloaded almost three billion apps in December making it the most successful month in App Store history.
Apple’s developers have now earned $15 billion on the App Store.
With the launch of iOS 7, developers were able to create apps that took advantage of the redesigned user interface and the more than 200 new features and APIs.
Developers such as Evernote, Yahoo!, AirBnB, OpenTable, Tumblr, Pinterest and American Airlines re-imagined the user experience, bringing content to the forefront while increasing the overall efficiency and performance of their apps.
2013 saw hits like Ellen DeGeneres’ Heads Up, ProtoGeo’s Moves, Simon Filip’s Afterlight and Kevin Ng’s Impossible Road.
Many of the year’s successes like Candy Crush Saga, Puzzles & Dragons, Minecraft, QuizUp and Clumsy Ninja were created by international developers, while Duolingo (United States), Simogo (Sweden), Frogmind (UK), Plain Vanilla Corp (Iceland), Atypical Games (Romania), Lemonista (China), BASE (Japan) and Savage Interactive (Australia) emerged as developers to watch in 2014.