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Apple's App Store cracks 250,000 apps

updated 12:10 pm EDT, Sat August 28, 2010

Apple passes quarter million app mark

Apple has quietly passed the 250,000 app mark at the App Store, new data shows. As of Saturday morning, 148Apps recorded 252,227 readily available iPad and iPhone apps. The figure is a quick climb from 225,000 in June and is likely to be held up as a milestone by Apple at its September 1 music event.

To date, Apple still has the advantage of quantity, as unofficial stats currently put the next best, Android Market, at more than 100,000 apps. Most other stores are far smaller. BlackBerry App World is estimated to have about 9,000 apps despite RIM's phones currently having a larger market share. The App Store also has a much higher ratio of paid apps than at Google's store.

The newer App Store statistics also provide insight into the current demographics of the store. Apps typically wait nearly a week before being posted to the store, with the average price of a paid app at $2.67. Book apps currently dominate the store with 43,759 titles but are followed by games, at 36,646.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. facebook_Rafael

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    Spinning like a madman!

    My favourtie of those 250,000 is Spinder Blocks.. a great hybrid between Tetris and BeJeweled!
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/spinder-blocks-hd/id361497586?mt=8

  1. facebook_Justin

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    comment title

    I HAVE 29 OF THEM AND I LOVE EACH AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL ONE!

  1. Fast iBook

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    Some suggestions...

    Some suggestions:

    Remote, myWireless, AIM, Yahoo messenger, Skype, Fandango, Have2p, Have2eat, Shazam, Pocket god, Power Trebuchet, Sol Free, Falling Sands, Battery magic, Amazon.com, Amber alert, Urbanspoon, iTrans, AirportStatus, if you live or go to nyc a lot the KICKMap is invaluable, Mark the Spot, CoolFacts, Liquid, MacTracker, MLB at bat 2010, Is it an App?, iRadioNOW, iheartradio, iHandy level, Carpenter, Laghtme, OpenDoors, WordBook, iBrr, Translator, Type n Talk, Atomic f***, Epic Fail, Topple, RedBall2, NamcoPortal, Tetris, Monopoly, Rope'n'Fly, Light Riders, Crush the Castle, FallingBalls, Sunlight, Speedometer, SoundsOfFury, iBooks, Photobucket, CNN, ESPN scorecenter, emergency radio, Discovery (like the channel), Paper toss.

    These are just a few apps i've tried over the past year and a half, i've tried a lot more, but these stand out.

    Enjoy! :)

  1. wrenchy

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    -2

    That`s


    a lot of f art apps.

  1. CmdrGampu

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    Hey, guys

    This is not a site to promote your favorite apps. Try being relevant to the story.

    And FYI, Justin, "favourite" works just fine. This is the Internet, where there are a lot more people than just us Americans. Favourite is used in every other English-speaking nation in the world, so stop being so parochial.

  1. nowayoutofmymind

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    so what...

    250k apps simply isn't telling me anything relevant. How many of the 250k apps are utterly useless? In my experience it's quite a big percentage. And of the remaining few thousands... how many similar if not almost identical apps are there? Another big percentage. That leaves me with a few hundred really useful and well done apps.

    Hey, that's fair and well enough. I wonder why do some people get proud, if the app store has 250k apps listed?

  1. Fast iBook

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    Promote.......

    I can promote all the apps i like to use that i want, get a life?

    - A

  1. _Rick_V_

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    re: so what...

    Frankly, I don't mind, and would rather have the choice of more apps (over fewer). Are a lot of them redundant? Sure of course, but each one may do something slightly different that may be tailored for a particular need. Just like on computers, there are dozens of word processors. Does that mean that most should be eliminated? No, I don't think so. Some may be feature-packed for those who like that, others may be minimal. Some may be expensive, some may be free (and everything in between).

    In another example, I can pay several dollars for the official Scrabble game for iPhone, or I can play 'Words with Friends' for free.

    @ Fast iBook:
    Don't worry, I'm always interested in what others have on their iPhone (helps me find cool new apps). My favorite apps: The weather Channel, Units, Dictionary, myWireless, Uverse (TV listings, &program your AT&T DVR from anywhere), Yelp, Dragon Dictation, mSecure, Words Free, NPR News, and for games: Tilt to Live (this game is like crack for me!), Plants Verses Zombies, Sol Free.

  1. Fast iBook

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    @_Rick_V_

    TWC is one i've been waiting to get till i got the new iPhone but even still i have not gotten to it yet, the dictionary apps are extremely useful, especially for crossword puzzles, and for some reason i prefer sol free to the one on my computers (i use macsolitaire), and i often play it endlessly on the train. Crush the Castle is really, really fun and changeling.

    I see over a million apps in the not too distant future.

    - A

  1. testudo

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    Re: so what

    Frankly, I don't mind, and would rather have the choice of more apps (over fewer). Are a lot of them redundant? Sure of course, but each one may do something slightly different that may be tailored for a particular need. Just like on computers, there are dozens of word processors.

    And yet, 10 years ago, when people would say "I use Windows because I have more choice" they were told they were just lemmings, and who needed 12 different word processors or anything else. Oh, and they would make comments that a lot of Windows apps were garbage with bad UIs and bad software and the like.

    Wow, it's like the world has spun on it's axis...

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