App Store Tops 100,000 Available iPad Applications

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    As noted by MacStories, Apple's App Store has reached yet another milestone offering, now offering over 100,000 iPad-specific applications.
    Our sister site AppShopper, which tracks iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac App Store apps, currently has the available iPad app count at just over 106,000, as it relies on a slightly different recording method supplied by Apple's API for tracking App Store apps.

    Apple currently offers over 400,000 total apps in its iOS App Store, and over 5,000 more in its Mac App Store.

    Article Link: App Store Tops 100,000 Available iPad Applications
     
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    I wonder exactly how many of these 100,000 are universal binaries.

    Anyone?
     
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    Grats to Apple. I'm tempted to get an iPad actually in replacement of my old Vaio that died. I'm using a IBM Thinkpad at the moment, but I'm only borrowing it.
     
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    That's cool but I want Street Fighter 4 optimized for iPad. My fav game.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Soon, we will have more iPad apps than Android has apps.

    It will happen soon. The iPad alone will have more applications than Android. The Android Market will be the 3rd largest applications store front.

    iPhone App Store
    iPad App Store
    Android Market
     
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    Don't be so easily wounded.
     
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    You are being way to kind there. If more than 1000 apps on the market are not garbage I would be surprised.

    Umm you do know that Android market is collecting more Apps per day than the Apple App store.
     
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    But they're all fart apps.
     
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    But the Android Market also has a much higher attrition rate which means many more are being pulled from the market as many are just experiments.

    Here you go: http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/...-higher-than-ios-32-percent-vs-19-percent.php

    Google is also removing a lot of them, given the 400% increase in malware.
     
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    This is a ridiculous and false statement, sir.

    Some are booger related.
     
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    Just like the iPad apps. :)
     
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    I'm actually shocked it took this long. With all of the structure in place now, I would just assume that most app makers would have ported their iphone apps over. Getting us to 100K way faster.
     
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    1000 are calculators!!!! I only need one.
     
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    As long as you have some access to a PC, Do it! There are some things you can't do on it, but 95% of normal home stuff, checking banks, web surfing, FB, MR, etc... are doable. Plus it's battery is all-day and it's ultra portable and easy to take around with you.
     
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    This story motivated me to go to the iTunes store and poke around. I got real confused on the Top Grossing iPad Apps page. A significant number of the 200 top-grossing apps were Free. I'm assuming that in-App purchases count for grossing figure. But that's like the movies counting popcorn sales in their box office figures -- isn't it?
     
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    Why are they described as "iPad-exclusive"?

    I thought they were simply iPad-compatible (ie: they do not load at 320x240 on an iPad). Having the same app available on an iPhone (as a Universal binary) or even available on Android device hardly makes them "exclusive".

    I know for example "X-Men" is an iPad-native app. It also loads up on iPhone/iPod Touch, and you can download it for Android. I'm sure it's counted in the "100,000+ iPad exclusive" list.
     
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    What a world we live in where Apple's 100k apps are all excellent, but a rivals that has more new apps a day are all awful.
     
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    That's what happens when you don't have any quality control.
     
  22. macrumors 603

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    but it's all live wall paper, a$$ and stripper wall paper and various incantations of launcher pro so people can use their own skins
     
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    Apple saw that coming and introduced a policy of no more fart apps some time ago.

    You can still submit them to Android Market. Maybe that's why?

    Only thing I know is the app charts on Android are quite depressing.
     
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    It took Andriod 30 months to get to 200,000 apps. It took the App store 21 months.

    It took the App store 16 months to get to 100k apps it took Android 24 months. At this rate the iPad is outpacing both app stores.
     
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    Except one of them actually makes money and gets the best apps.
     

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