On Monday we quietly released powerslyde 1.0 for Android devices on the Google Play store. You can head here to download it for free. After being out for four months for iOS on the App Store, our plans to make sure mobile device users on all the biggest platforms had the same opportunity to discover and share great apps with their friends and family are being realized.
According to a report by Juniper Research more than 160 billion apps will be downloaded for smartphones and tablets in 2017. That's more than double the estimated 80 billion for 2013. This will undoubtedly ratchet up the pressure for app developers to get their apps discovered and presented to the right audience, as well as make choices for consumers to find the right apps more burdensome.
Today over 40% of mobile device owners discover new apps through word of mouth. With 20 billion apps download this year on the App Store alone, that's 8 billion app referrals perhaps written on a napkin, mentioned at a party or through a friend showing their latest favorite on a transit ride. We have a more efficient way to share and discover what apps your friends and family use, the social way through powerslyde.