Holy Crapple, Apple App Store Tops 300,000 Apps

Moboclix, which makes it their business to know everything there is to know about mobile applications, claims Apple's App Store now has over 300,000 apps. That number includes both free and paid apps, and is still an impressive number when you weed out all the fart apps, particularly when you consider the ambiguous approval process new software goes through before being added to the App Store.

Casting a wet blanket on that number, Fortune points out that a good chunk of those are inactive apps. In fact, Apple's App Store is home to more than 55,000 inactive apps, according to both 148apps and AppShopper, two other mobile software tracking firms. Both of these firms have the actual count of active apps sitting at a little under 280,000, or about 20,000+ shy of Moboclix's estimation.

Whatever the real number, that's till a lot of software being shuttled to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. That lead is dwindling, however, as Android now offers more than 113,000 apps, according to AndroLib.com.
Via:  Mobclix
gibbersome 4 years ago

Anybody read Steve Job's criticism of Google and Research in Motion (blackberry makers) at today's Apple conference call? A few choice excerpts:

“We’ve now passed RIM, and I don’t see them catching up with us in the immediate future,” Jobs said. “I think it’s going to be a challenge for them to create a competitive platform … with 300,000 apps in Apple’s App Store, RIM has a high mountain to climb.”

"Google loves to characterize Android as "open," and iOS and iPhone as "closed". We find this a bit disingenuous, and clouding the real difference between our two approaches. The first thing that most of think about when we hear the word "open" is Windows, which is available on a variety of devices. Unlike Windows, however, where most PCs have the same user interface and run the same apps, Android is very fragmented."


Der Meister 4 years ago

^iso4 is closed so we can make more $ and have more control...lol

gibbersome 4 years ago

Haha, pretty much. But you can't fault Steve Jobs from putting a very nice spin on it.

animatortom 4 years ago

SO 299,999 Fart apps, and one usefull one:P

Something to be proud of Turtleneck bandit!

Sarah Hastings 4 years ago

lol @animatortom....iPhone has great apps and user interface...anyway only games are as good as that of Apple....But yes so much for the confined ecosystem it still has the largest number of apps in the world


P.S. I am a Nokia and Android  fan

Papapak 3 years ago

honestly apple is dominating everyone atm and they will continue to dominate as the new games come out, the infinity blades has AWESOME graphics, comparable to PC graphics i can say

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