June 10, 2023


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New study reveals the most creative digital countries in the world

With the continuing growth of the internet, recent years have seen a significant increase of creative activity online.

A new study by web hosting provider Hostinger has investigated the global scope of online creativity to find out what countries are leading the way in website, app creation and GitHub activity.

Out of the top 30 countries analyzed, a whopping 23 can be found in Europe. From high numbers of generic top-level and country-code domain registrations (reflecting the number of new websites launched) to the number of GitHub commit pushes and mobile apps downloaded, Europe dominates the world stage when it comes to online creativity.

Interestingly enough, smaller underdogs like Cyprus dominate when it comes to mobile app downloads.

In fact, the WIPO report marks Cyprus’ app creation as one of the economy’s strengths, even from an income perspective.

5.Hong Kong, China
11.United Kingdom
14.United States of America
19.New Zealand

The more traditional Fintech powerhouses, like Switzerland, Netherlands, and Denmark, have among the highest number of website launches on the continent (considering the total population of these individual economies).

This indicates that web development and design are still substantial economic drivers on the continent.

Overall online creativity frontrunners

  1. Iceland
  2. Switzerland
  3. Netherlands

Leaders in mobile app development

  1. Cyprus
  2. Israel
  3. Singapore

Leaders in website development

Generic TLDs

  1. USA
  2. Malta
  3. Iceland

Country-code TLDs

  1. Netherlands
  2. Switzerland
  3. Denmark

Leaders in GitHub activity

  1. Singapore
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Switzerland

Commenting on the study, a spokesperson for Hostinger says: “We often don’t stop and think about what online creativity is or how it can be measured.

“It’s been fascinating to see just how different economies are shaped by different types of web development endeavors.

“This study also opened our eyes to some emerging economies where the online revolution has just started, and it’s exciting to be in the forefront of all these new technologies.”

The study was conducted by Hostinger, a global web hosting provider on a mission to bring success to everyone who goes online.

It is dedicated to constantly improving server technology, providing professional support, and making the web hosting experience seamless.

The study is based on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s annual Global Innovation Index report.