While watching CNET's inaugural episode of Reporters' Roundtable, hosted by Rafe Needleman, CNET News' Apple Reporter Erica Ogg mention some numbers about the App Store review process/department. She mentioned in her clarification that there is approximately 40 people who review the 8,000 or so applications that are submitted weekly (about 4:30 s from the end or 21:15 s from the start).
Quickly I thought about the numbers: (apps/staff/days per week/ hours per day) and I came up with 8000 / 40 / 5 / 8 = 5... five apps per hour. That's one app being given an average of 12 minutes of attention.
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