This article originally ran on the Appdetex.com blog in October 2013. It has been updated to reflect recent statistics and trends.
Mobile device use has finally surpassed laptops as the number one way in which consumers browse online marketplaces, catch up on news, and check their Facebook accounts. According to Stonetemple.com, 55.79% of web traffic now originates from mobile devices. And with more than 5 million apps available for download in the Google Play and Apple App Store combined, apps are big business. It’s estimated that by 2020 mobile apps will generate over $189 billion dollars in revenue.