Most mobile devices are sold with various programs bundled as pre-installed applications, such as a web browser, email client, calendar, mapping app, and a program for purchasing audio, other websites, or more programs. Some pre-installed apps may be removed by an ordinary uninstall procedure, thus leaving more storage space for desired ones. Where the software doesn't permit this, some devices could be frozen to get rid of the undesired apps.
Apps which aren't preinstalled are usually available through distribution platforms called app stores. They started appearing in 2008 and are generally controlled by the owner of the mobile operating system, like the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and BlackBerry App World. However, there are separate app stores, such as Cydia, GetJar and F-Droid.
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Some apps are free, while others must be purchased. Usually, they're downloaded from the platform to your target device, but occasionally they may be downloaded to notebooks or desktop computers. For programs with a price, normally a percentage, 20-30% goes to the distribution provider (like iTunes), and the rest goes to the producer of this program. The same app can therefore cost a different price based on the cell platform.
Apps can also be set up manually, for example by running an Android application package on Android devices.
Mobile apps were originally offered for general productivity and information retrieval, including calendar, email, contacts, stock market and weather details. However, public demand as well as the access to developer tools drove rapid expansion into other classes, such as those managed by desktop application software bundles.
As with other applications, the explosion in number and wide range of apps produced discovery a struggle, which in turn caused the creation of a large variety of recommendation, review, and curation resources, including sites, magazines, and dedicated online app-discovery services. In 2014 government regulatory agencies started trying to control and curate programs, especially medical programs. Some companies provide programs as an alternative procedure to provide content with certain advantages over a official website.
Utilization of mobile programs has become increasingly widespread across mobile phone users. A May 2012 comScore study reported that during the previous quarter, more cellular subscribers used apps than browsed the net in their devices: 51.1percent. 49.8% respectively. Researchers found that utilization of mobile apps strongly correlates with user context and depends on user's location and time of the day. Mobile programs are playing an ever-increasing role within health care and if designed and incorporated properly can yield many advantages.
Market research firm Gartner predicted that 102 billion programs would be downloaded in 2013 (91% of them free), which would generate $26 billion from the US, up 44.4% on 2012's US$18 billion. From Q2 2015, the Google Play and Apple stores generated $5 billion. An analyst report estimates the program economy generates earnings of more than $10 billion each year inside the European Union, while over 529,000 jobs are made in 28 EU countries due to the rise of the app market.