Android Market Hits 500,000 Applications (& Other Stories)

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News Posted: Tue, Oct 25 2011 5:00 PM
According to the “Android Market Insights September 2011” report from research2guidance, the Android Market reached 500,000 applications for the first time. Tempering that number and any associated excitement, however, is the fact that 37% of all the apps submitted to the Market have been deactivated over time, leaving 370,000 apps left. So it goes.

However, a record 42,000 apps were submitted to the Android Market this September alone, which is a good sign for Android users.

Some other interesting stats from the report include the following: Over a third (34%) of all active apps were paid, at an average price of $3.18. However, of newly-submitted apps, just 26% require your hard-earned dollars, which points to a possible trend of more free apps in the Market.


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Many of the free apps are just to get your attention and get you hooked much like the appeal of demo games. The thing I don't understand is my father programs in LUA using a special compiler can write the same code for both iOS and Android in one program and just compile it differently.

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