Source: Dr AS Khan of Germany
Note by the Editor: Through the blessings of Allah the Almighty and with the prayers of Hazoor-i-Aqdas (ATBA), the grand son of Dr Abdul Shakoor Aslam Khan of Germany, Haris Khan – a waqf Nau child has got the honour of securing the position of “Europe’s Youngest App Developer”. Alhamdolillah Ala Zalik
However, while the developer workforce could grow from 1m to 2.8m by 2018, when additional support and marketing staff are included, jobs supported by the “app economy” could increase from 1.8m to 4.8m in the same five-year period.
The figures emerge from research for the EU Commission, as part of the Eurapp project run by John Breslin of NUI Galway’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics and Giagom Research.
While €6bn of last year’s estimated €17.5bn revenue came from app sales, in-app spending for virtual goods and advertising, the other almost two thirds was spent on contract labour. Much of this “developer-for-hire business” is for companies using apps to support and market their mainstream offerings.