The App Store Reaches 250,000 Apps (Unofficially)

It's not official, because it's not a number that Apple has published, but it's seemingly confirmed by two different counts. That means it will likely be one of the items that Steve Jobs uses to preface the "real content" of Apple's Sept. 1 event.

According to 148Apps.biz, the U.S. App Store passed the quarter million milestone on Friday. That was two years and 49 days after it opened. As of Saturday morning, 148Apps.biz's count (which doesn't include apps only available overseas), sat at 251,007 applications from 50,304 publishers. AppShopper.com keeps a similar list, and it has a total of 253,777 apps, including 24,334 iPad apps.

Of course, at this point, we know there's a ton of fart apps, risque noise apps, and other useless dross in there. Nowadays, it's not about quantity, but quality. Simple numbers don't mean much any longer.


On the other hand, there are differences between the makeup of the two store. According to an analysis posted by Royal Pingdom on Friday, about 70 percent of the apps in the App Store are paid (not free) apps. Meanwhile, on Google's Android Market, 64 percent are free.
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Comments
3vi1 4 years ago

Steve Ballmer was quoted as saying "Pffft.. Only 250 thousand apps? That's nothing. Windows Mobile 7 will have more viruses than that by the end of next year!"

Then he threw a chair through a nearby window. Or so I imagine.

inspector 4 years ago

LOL 3vi1, that would grab more attention then having 250,000 Apps :P.

When they say they include the ipad apps, does it mean ones that are ipad only or ones that work on both?

digitaldd 4 years ago

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LOL 3vi1, that would grab more attention then having 250,000 Apps :P.

When they say they include the ipad apps, does it mean ones that are ipad only or ones that work on both?

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Since the ipad is an excuse for more apps you get the same apps in higher resolution so they count twice.  ie your fart app and fart app ipad version.

My initial take on this whole app thing was design your website so it works on mobile browsers as well as desktop ones and you don't need an app for your site.

animatortom 4 years ago

This is the distorted view of the free market. Like the apps store is a viable business, yet the only one it benefits is Jobs so he can say, Hey look at all the people who are using my shiznit:P

Feel free to enlarge this for your own dartboard:P Bullseye the turtleneck! Or Turtleneck the Bull$#%&...:P

fat78 4 years ago

that is perfect i just found a dart board in my base ment to.

Inspector 4 years ago

aim for the app store icon not the bulls eye :P lol.

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