Last spring Technet asked me to examine the size of the 'App Economy', focusing on the number of jobs being created. The official job statistics from the BLS were no help, given the speed at which the App Economy was evolving. Instead, I developed an innovative methodology for using a '21st century' database, The Conference Board Help-Wanted OnLine, to track App Economy jobs.
App Economy is 'job leader' into the future
The impact of 'apps' on economic activity has not been studied on this side of the Atlantic. Dr Mandel's paper examining the size and employment impact of the "App Economy' in the USA makes riveting reading.