The app store crossed 200k apps in early may and is on its way to a quarter million apps approved by end of June.
On the way to this total, the rate of addition of apps has been increasing to around 630 apps added every day. What’s perhaps interesting is that this app add rate has not been increasing in a steady way.
The graph below shows how the add rate has been increasing (sourced from 148apps.biz). During the first year, the add rate was increasing steadily. Then it reached a plateau of about ~350 apps/day for six months in the later half of 2009. Then it jumped dramatically in December to over 800/day and then leveled off to an average of 680/day during the last 6 months.
The pattern could be due to the rate of applications being submitted changing or due to the rate apps are approved. Clearly there is a seasonal explanation for the December jump, but the rate has held pretty steady after that month and has remained far above the rate during the trailing six months.
My guess is that the app approval process and resourcing for the task has been improved during the last six months. On a monthly basis the new normal seems to be around 20k apps/mo.
The avalanche of media outlets offering their content for Apple’s mobile devices demonstrates that Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content. And the 200,000 apps on Apple’s App Store proves that Flash isn’t necessary for tens of thousands of developers to create graphically rich applications, including games.
via Thoughts on Flash.
How about that! On February 2nd from your correspondent: 200k Apps by May 1.
Including apps that have been removed, the total apps approved is about a quarter million. 200k available apps crossed over on March 23.
Today, Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie said his BlackBerry App World has 20 million registered users and nearly 1 million daily app downloads.
via Apple Doing 10-20X As Many App Downloads A Day As BlackBerry.
As previously stated, The App download rate increased to a record 10,753,000 per day during the last 90 days. That makes the download rate for the iPhone platform 10x that of the Blackberry Platform. The iPhone platform is nearing 100 million installed base. Blackberry is citing 20 million registered users. I think everyone is pretty clear on where this is going.
Android has already crossed the 50,000 app mark, new stats from AndroLib show. Just a week after Google officially confirmed the 38,000 app mark, a raw estimate now says the mobile app store has added 10,000 more apps within at least a few weeks.
via Android Market passes 50,000 apps | Electronista.
The AppShopper iTunes app store spider shows the following totals today:
- Total Apps Approved: 222431
- Total Available Apps: 191465
- Total Available iPhone Apps: 188005
- Total Available iPad Apps: 4902
if you’re surprised that Apple accepted Opera Mini, you don’t understand what Apple is doing with the App Store.
via Daring Fireball Linked List: Opera Mini Approved for App Store.