The world has officially gone app crazy. Almost every leading brand, from Starbucks to General Motors, creates apps for both iOS and Android devices. According to the App Genome project, there are now over 400,000 apps in the Android Market and Apple App Store combined, while leading IT analyst firm, Gartner, has declared that the market for mobile apps will exceed $15B in 2011.
And those mobile apps are being built using open source components. OpenLogic research from September 2010 showed that over 88% of Android apps and 41% of iPhone/iPad apps contained some form of open source technology. App developers use open source libraries and frameworks to get their products to market quickly with robust functionality.