Monday, September 28, 2009

Apple's App Store: 85,000 apps and more than 2,000,000,000 downloads

Today Apple announced that more than two billion apps have been downloaded form the App Store.  There are now more than 85,000 apps available in the App Store with more than 50 million iPhone and iPod touch customers world wide.
"The App Store has reinvented what you can do with a mobile handheld device, and our users are clearly loving it," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO
Looking at the numbers I see some interesting things such as there are now 85,000 apps in the store and 125,000 developers in Apple's iPhone Developer Program...  So that's each developer  publishing .68th of an app!?  No.  I know that there are several developers working on one app.  For us there are two developers and when you include our clients there's a few more - they don't develop the app, but they do need to retain ownership of the product and it requires participation in the program.

Also, with two billion apps downloaded of the 85,000 apps available that's about 23,530 downloads per app... (ah, if that was only the case.)

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