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Apps, Apps, & More Apps; An Infographic Look at Mobile Applications

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Mobile apps are more popular than ever with individual apps boasting download counts in the millions and application sales breaking into the billions of dollars; take a peek at the phenomenon with this app-focused infographic.

What does the app market look like? Hundreds of thousands of applications across multiple markets and billions of dollars in sales. Apple’s App Store, for example, contains 225,000 apps that have been downloaded over 4 billion times and have generated 3 billion in revenue for app developers. Hit up the link below for additional stats on the Android Market, Windows Mobile Marketplace, and other app stores.

Look At All Those Apps! [Daily Infographic]

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  • Published 04/19/11

Comments (13)

  1. Eric

    Link is broken… :(
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  2. Hatryst

    Now you know…
    Apple’s APP STORE is the pioneer, and all others are inspired ones…
    (and a few copy cats)

  3. arjunKR

    forgot nokia’s ovi store?

  4. Kiddo

    yeah.. wheres Nokias OVI store? They have more apps than BB, HP and Windows combined..

  5. fake

    Not true at all, totally fake. There is like 200k apps for android lol

  6. Mitch

    So thought that the Android Market would’ve caught up to Apple by now since they let everybody in. I guess the Apple Appstore is just more lucrative.

  7. Ken

    What total BS – the numbers for Android and Windows Marketplace are totally wrong.
    Windows Mobile Marketplace does not include Windows 7 Marketplace.
    Windows Phone 7 MarketPlace is already at 13,000 apps in 6 months.
    Nokia Ovi store is not listed.
    Android store is much higher than what’s quoted.

    The InfoGraphic was compiled by someone who works for Apple?

  8. katefields

    Palm & HP are the same thing now. I’ve been a die hard Palm user for a long time, and have never heard of a Palm “Software Store”–ever. But the Palm App Catalog right now has 6,283 apps. (I just opened it on my Pre.)

  9. Craig S

    Why would you, in April 2011, post a graphic that shows Android at only 70K apps and doesn’t even include the Marketplace for Windows Phone 7? (There’s no point in listing a pre-HP Palm store, and a Windows Mobile 6 Marketplace).

    Neither you nor the blog you link to even think of putting a time context in your post. Very sub-standard work, I’d say

  10. Alex

    Apple’s numbers are also far higher than this reflects. Either this info seems is really outdated or they are going off something other than just pure numbers.

  11. Gordon shows 34000 apps were added in march alone to android market, and 32000 added in february. It also shows about 325k apps according to the graph at the top.

    This link incidentally is listed as one of the sources for that infographic.

  12. Crypsis

    I find it funny that all the ones complaining about how much more apps BB. HP, etc. should be listed, you can add as many apps as you like to your BB, HP point is, Apple still has the lead, $2.4 billion in revenue and $60 million for Android. there is a clear standings in the app race. Also, as the infographic points out, Apple opened its app doors first, all others just trying to make some money off of Apples coat tails. Same story can be said for the tablet wars.Sure there have been tables around for years, but it takes Apple to set the bar and energize the public about the tablet. Others are just trying to ride the coat tails again. if your BB or HP or Windows app store is so great why didnt they come out with it first?

    just my opinion, plus I like this, people getting excited about their fav app store, keeps the companies competitive… real winners, the consumers.

  13. Undermind

    Actually, if we define an app store as a place where you can get automated installs of software easily, Debian Linux has had something like that for at least 6 years. The technology has existed since 1998, but i’m not sure when it was reliable to use the internet to fetch the packages. Gotta research that!
    But app stores arent new. It actually surprises me that it took so long for the “main stream” to adopt the concept.

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