Most Apps Are Developed Beyond U.S. Borders, Study Says

According to a new study, only 36 percent of apps worldwide were developed in the U.S.

by / September 18, 2013

In the tech race to the top, the U.S. falls short on app creation. A new study reports that as of June 2013, only 36 percent of total apps worldwide were homegrown, down from 45 percent last year and in 2011.

The findings from Flurry Analytics, an app measurement and advertising platform, stated that while the majority of apps are made beyond American borders, app users spend most of their time on apps developed within the U.S.

“That makes sense given the size of the U.S. population, the fact that it was an app pioneer country, and the number of English speakers in other countries who might be able to use U.S.-made apps without any localization,” according to a Flurry blog post on the study. “Nonetheless, even the weighted percentage of apps made in the U.S.A. has dropped in the past year.”

To generate statistics for the study, Flurry tracked 1.15 billion monthly active mobile devices.

Read the full study here.