App Store Surpasses 250,000 Available Apps

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Fortune noted over the weekend that Apple's App Store has surpassed 250,000 active applications, a little over two years after the store's debut.


    Current App Store statistics from AppShopper
    According to our sister site AppShopper, there are currently 254,916 apps in the App Store. Over 300,000 applications in total have been approved over the App Store's history, but nearly 50,000 previously-approved apps are no longer available in the store.

    Developers are continuing to press forward on Apple's iPad tablet device, with nearly 25,000 apps now available in either iPad-only or universal formats to provide user interfaces and features optimized for the larger screen size.

    Article Link: App Store Surpasses 250,000 Available Apps
  2. DylanLikesPorn macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2010
    Half of these apps are mostly repackaged public domain book apps, flashlight or fart apps.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Half? I'd like to see your numbers there. I bet you're 100% wrong.
  4. Merthyrboy macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2008
    Wish there's a better way to view all those apps. Either you make a fortune from being in the top 10 or nothing at all from never being found.
  5. kasei macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I agree. It is so easy to get lost in the crush of apps and games being approved everyday.
  6. skeep5 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2006
    what percentage of these are actually just crap? 80?
  7. DylanLikesPorn macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2010
    You need citations?
  8. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 46 years ago
    I'd like to see those sorted by:

    1) Number of producing companies (I think someone recently did that?)

    2) Uniqueness of the app. (I've always wondered about this. From a previous decade's worth of app stores, I suspect around 3,000 app types... everything else is a better or worse copy of those. But I'd love to know. Are there only a few thousand really unique app types? Far more? Far less?)

    In any case, there's way too many to check out. Even if you could look at one every ten seconds, eight hours a day, seven days a week... it would take well over three months to view them all.
  9. fabian9 macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    just out of interest, does anybody know where AppShopper gets their numbers from? Surely apple doesn't share which apps have been approved but not yet published, etc?

    almost 50000 apps approved but not published, that's a big number! are these apps just waiting for the devs to push the go live button?
  10. pubwvj macrumors 68000


    Oct 1, 2004
    Mountains of Vermont
    Sadly so much of it is junk, me-too, promo stuff, books which should be in iBooks or such, etc. I've read a number of books on my iOS. Works fine, but they don't deserve to be called Apps. They're content.

    Real App Count: 25,000?


    Real Apps don't fart in public.
  11. intel macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2005

    I use about 5 of them and about 10 games. I have tried over 200 apps. None of them brought much use. It is nice to have a selection though on what seems to be the best polished platform on the market.
  12. irwcll94 macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2009
  13. filfortugno macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2010
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  14. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2008
    I wish I could sort them by rating
  15. mrpuffy macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2010
    Im gonna download all of them! [​IMG] Joking, i think apple should start to filter them out!
  16. agentsim macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2010
    I wish we could see statistics for revenue generated through sales and ads. Would be curious to compare that to the Android store.
  17. Marzzz macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2002
    The Desert
  18. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    There's an app for that.

    Seriously though - I know I put one or two not so hot ones up there, thing is once they're up they're actually not all that easy to take down. I've got some much better newer stuff (Such as Tap Play) and I don't feel great about it sitting next to my older experimental stuff.
  19. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
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    Hey! There's a map for that, lol... :D
  20. Epsilon88 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2009
    250,000? I wish they would be more stringent about quality control, and reduce that number to maybe 50,000.

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