2013 sees $10 billion in App Store sales

In both the consumer and corporate landscape, mobility is playing a larger role in how we handle a number of different strategies. While a tablet or smartphone can do amazing things with just its base software, it is the ability to add more applications where the true power of the products come from.

With the right series of apps, a mobile device can be turned into nearly any tool that a business may need. From a cash register to an art portfolio to a field data collection solution, tablets and smartphones with the right programs are valuable for any organization.

According to a recent press release from Apple, in 2013, the App Store sales topped over $10 billion. That includes more than $1 billion being spent in December alone. This shows how the App Store continues to be a central factor to the success of the mobile device ecosystem. The iPad, iPhone and iPod are available in 155 countries and includes more than one million apps and 500,000 native iPad apps.

"We'd like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the App Store," Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said in the release. "The lineup of apps for the holiday season was astonishing and we look forward to seeing what developers create in 2014."

This number is going to keep increasing in the years to come as mobility needs continue to grow. An IT consulting firm that specializes in an iPad deployment can ensure any business is ready to take advantage of these solutions.