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Usage of free and paid apps in Germany 2013-2016

Number of mobile internet users who had downloaded an app (free or paid) before in Germany from 2013 to 2016

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Release date

November 2016



Survey time period

2013 to 2016

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking mobile internet users, who had downloaded an app before

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on base:
German-speaking population ages 14 and older in private households, at main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Information on random sample:
2013: 8,702 respondents, projected base of 70.33 million persons
2014: 8,156 respondents, projected base of 70.52 million persons
2015: 7,009 respondents, projected base of 69.24 million persons
2016: 7,026 respondents, projected base of 69.56 million persons
Information on target group "German-speaking mobile internet users"
2013: projected base of 52.92 million persons
2014: projected base of 53.54 million persons
2015: projected base of 54.16 million persons
2016: projected base of 55.81 million persons

Multiple answers were possible.

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "And what kind of additional software did you download: Only free additional software, or only software that you had to pay for, or both?"
(Original German question: "Und was für Zusatzprogramme haben Sie heruntergeladen: Nur kostenlose Zusatzprogramme, oder nur Zusatzprogramme, die etwas gekostet haben, oder sowohl als auch?")

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