EU’s App Sector Could Employ 4.8 Million People by 2018, Says New Report


mobile appsEurope’s app economy currently employs 1 million developers along with 800,000 people in marketing and support positions. These figures could increase to 2.7 million developers and 2.1 million support staff by 2018, according to a new European Commission-funded report. In less than five years, the app sector could contribute €63 billion to the EU economy. Although the future is bright, developers have raised concerns about the skills gap, connectivity and fragmentation which could put the app boom at risk. Download the Report on the EU App Sector