Over 250k iPhone apps, how do they breakdown

Over 250k iPhone apps, how do they breakdown

Category : Social Media , Technology

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Apple App Store: 250,000 and counting (full story)

Posted by Philip Elmer-DeWitt
August 28, 2010 8:11 AM

A nice round number, just in time for Steve Jobs to trot out at next week’s special event

According to 148Apps.biz, Apple’s (AAPL) U.S. App Store passed the quarter million milestone on Friday, two years and 49 days after it opened.

148Apps.biz view of iPhone appsAs of Saturday morning, by this count (which doesn’t include apps available only overseas), there were 251,007 applications from 50,304 publishers available for download for the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. AppShopper.com, which keeps a similar list, has the total at 253,777 apps, including 24,334 for the iPad.

A 148Apps pie chart that breaks down the list by category shows that books (with 17%) have now overtaken games (14%) and entertainment (11%). According to an analysis posted by Royal Pingdom Friday, roughly 70% of the offerings on Apple’s store are paid apps. On Google’s (GOOG) Android Market, by contrast, 64% are free.

Below: Royal Pingdom’s paid-vs.-free graph and 148App’s bar chart showing the App Store growth month by month.

Source: Royal Pingdom

See also:

•App Store: 1% of Apple’s gross profit
•iPad apps: 1,350 and counting
•Android tops iPhone 7 to 1 in free wallpaper and ringtone downloads
•The iPhone’s first 100,000 apps
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1 Comment

Jim Chandler

August 29, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I am amazed how technology is changing the sales landscape. To stay abreast in the competitive world of sales requires a willingness to stay abreast of the rapidly changing technology.

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