Apple has announced that the company had record-breaking sales for apps on its app store in the year ending 2015. It also said that the App-store has also been a considerable job creator for developers around the world.
In the last two weeks ending January 3rd, Customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases, setting a record for traffic and purchases. January 1, 2016 marked the biggest day in App Store history with customers spending over $144 million. The figures for the new year broke the previous single-day record set just a week earlier on Christmas Day.
Worldwide, the App Store has brought in nearly $40 billion for developers since 2008, with over one-third generated in the last year alone. It has also been a job-creator for app developers who continue to earn revenue from the apps.
"The App Store had a holiday season for the record books. We are excited that our customers downloaded and enjoyed so many incredible apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV, spending over $20 billion on the App Store last year alone," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.