The App Store has reached yet another milestone with regards to number of apps available for download. According to the reliable app directory AppShopper, there is now a massive total of more than 400,000 applications that are available for download in the App Store. As of this writing, there are precisely 401,459 iOS apps (with 507,324 approved apps) housed in the App Store since its initial release back in July 10, 2008.
With such an huge number of apps, the App Store has reached another milestone which is really impressive because it hasn't even reached its 3rd birthday. Back when the App Store was launched in 2008, it housed only a total of about 500 apps, and now nearly 3 years later that number has now multiplied by 800. And it looks like that number isn't going to slow down anytime soon.
App directories such as AppShopper is a great way to discover newly released applications. While the App Store itself is great for searching archived apps, app directories does not only display newly released apps but they also showcase current apps that have discounts or price drops. This is great for users that are looking to purchase apps at great value. In addition to that, statistics-wise app directories are also more accurate in terms of total apps available in the App Store.
This rapid growth of the App Store, while very impressive is not really that surprising. In June 2008, the App Store started with only about 500 apps, the numbers quickly rose to about 7,500 with over 200 million downloads at around October of the same year. By the end of 2009, there were more than 200,000 apps available with about 2 billion+ downloads. Currently, the App Store boasts a total of more than 10 billion downloads.
With another milestone reached by the App Store, expect that Steve Jobs will mention such great news at tomorrow's keynote presentation at the WWDC.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback