Today in Germany: Tim Cook’s visit, Airbnb & Telekom, Germany’s App Market.


Apple’s CEO Tim Cook visits Germany this week, Airbnb teams up with Deutsche Telekom, App Annie shares insights on the German App market.


Apple’s CEO visits Germany this week

Tim Cook visits Germany. He stopped by at Berlin’s Apple Store, BILD Zeitung, and Seele (in Augsburg), which is the company behind the glass panels being installed in Apple’s giant new campus.

Airbnb teams up with Deutsche Telekom

Interesting move: All Android smartphones sold by Deutsche Telekom in Europe (Albania, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Slovakia) will have the Airbnb app pre-installed. Airbnb still has issues in many European countries, especially in Germany, which is Deutsche Telekom’s home market.

App Annie announces number about the German App Market

The mobile analytics provider App Annie reports that for the first time Google Play Store’s revenue in the category apps is higher than in the iTunes Store in Germany. Germany is the largest market right after the U.K. Taken together, the overall revenue of the iTunes and Google Play Store rose over 70 percent. The iOS apps brought 1.3 times as much revenue as in 2013, the revenue with apps from the Google Play Store was 2.5 times as high as last year.
Here is the entire report (in German).

Image: App Annie