Now 300,000 apps in Apple App Store

by Klaus on October 18, 2010

in Apple, Tech News

Apple is still leading the App Store race, now having reached another milestone: 300,000 apps. Google’s Android Market recently reached 100,000 apps so they’re still a bit behind.

Out of the 300,000 “apps” in the App Store, around 50,000 are books, another 50,000 are games. The rest are spread across entertainment, education, lifestyle, utilities, travel, music, reference, sports, business, news, health & fitness, productivity, navigation, social networking, photography, finance, medical and weather.

According to Mobclix, almost 207,000 of the apps are paid apps while around 94,000 are free apps.

As for downloads, App Store had 3 billion downloads as of January 2010 while Android Market had 1 billion downloads as of July 2010.

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Stewart October 18, 2010 at 10:49

I’m sorry but a book should not be classed as an app since it serves a very very singular function and that is to let you read that book.

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Michael Aulia @CravingTech.com October 19, 2010 at 01:17

The more the merrier 🙂 although I have to admit that there are too many games (crappy ones) there
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miley October 19, 2010 at 03:46

If you have a squeezebox and an ipad … look for squeezepad.. the first app ever to make the ipad worth having. I was about to sell mine until I discovered this amazing app. Inow plan on getting another ipad lol

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Ron October 19, 2010 at 08:14

Wow, that was huge numbers. Congrats to apple store for reaching such number. I agree though with Michael, some apps are useless and pointless.
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Ross Tanner October 19, 2010 at 18:11

Apple is a very innovative company and I have a feeling it will be around for a long time. They have so many great apps to choose from.

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Luis November 1, 2010 at 19:58

I think everybody wants to get slice on the iphone market

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Rob McCance November 10, 2010 at 03:27

This fight will be interesting to watch between iOS and Android.

Going to be tough got iOS since we are talking ONE phone versus what’s going to end up being 100+ phones.
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tanyahuch December 11, 2011 at 18:07

Hi there,
as for me, basically it doesn’t matter if is Apple or Google’s Android, smartphones are about the apps. Smartphone holders are tied to the apps and with the direct access to the wide range of absolutely fantastic apps, developers can greatly benefit on that.
Regards. Tanya
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