The internet is getting closer and closer to being a more equal place
Get ready for more friends online, more family gatherings, and more friends getting together online.
And it’s not just the internet: it’s the mobile app and social media as well.
According to new data from market research firm eMarketer, mobile app sales in the US grew 17% in the second quarter of 2016, and the US app store is also a major player in terms of total sales.
It’s no wonder that the majority of the app store’s revenue comes from the mobile platform.EMarketer estimates that the US mobile app industry contributed more than $1.7 trillion to US gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016, which translates to nearly 1.5% of the US GDP.
That’s a lot of money to spend on app development, advertising, and support.
And now the world’s most powerful social media platform is moving toward a more inclusive digital space, and in that space, there’s an opportunity for apps to step up and do more.
“This isn’t a trend we’re seeing in the traditional tech industry, where we’re talking about the old boys club and the big boys,” said Chris Dyer, head of research at eMarker.
“We’re seeing a lot more of this really emerging community of people who are interested in being a part of a platform, who are excited about the technology, and who want to build on it.”
For example, Instagram is working to integrate more than 1.1 million users, and WhatsApp is trying to create a network of close friends for people to make more personal and connected connections.
The company also has launched an app that lets you share photos from your mobile device, with a tag that can help you connect with your friends and family.
In fact, a number of tech companies are working to build a community that is both inclusive and connected.
For example, Facebook recently rolled out a new feature called “Family Moments” that allows users to share photos and videos from their family members.
And Apple recently launched a new app that allows you to easily share your daily life to your friends, family, and colleagues.
Eileen Pappas, chief executive of App Annie, a research firm that analyzes app usage, says that this trend is a sign of things to come for the internet as a whole.
“There’s no question that the internet is becoming more diverse and connected,” Pappos said.
“But it’s also become increasingly about people sharing information, and sharing it to each other, and then sharing it with each other in new ways.”
While we’re still far away from reaching the tipping point where more people have access to the internet, the fact is that this is a trend that’s happening already.
In the past year alone, the number of mobile apps has increased from 10 million to 25 million.
That means that the number one app that people are using now is Instagram.
But that number will increase as the platform continues to evolve, Pappons said.
“We’re at a tipping point,” she said.
Pappas said that the real opportunity for the next year and a half will be to create apps that are accessible to more people, but also accessible to people who don’t have access yet.