Britain is top European country for app developers


City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail

The UK is the top country in Europe for developing apps, with more than 290,000 jobs linked to Apple’s App Store.

Figures from the US giant show that British developers have made more than £2billion overall from sales since the App Store was launched in 2008.

The figures demonstrate how the UK has become Europe’s leading tech hub. London was the biggest base of activity, with 138,000 app-related jobs. 

Apple figures show that British developers have made more than £2bn overall from sales since the App Store was launched in 2008

Apple figures show that British developers have made more than £2bn overall from sales since the App Store was launched in 2008

Apple figures show that British developers have made more than £2bn overall from sales since the App Store was launched in 2008

Other top cities include Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford and Bristol.

Apple said the UK’s closest competitor was Germany, which has 262,000 jobs related to apps. France has 220,000.

Apple employs nearly 6,500 people in the UK – the most of any European country – and also supported more than 1,100 British companies through the supply chain. 

The company said: ‘Apple ignited the app revolution with the launch of the App Store in 2008. 

‘And in less than a decade an entire industry has been built around app design and development.

‘Apple directly or indirectly supports hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout Europe.’

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