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Apple's App Store Reaches 300,000 Total Applications
Apple's App Store Reaches 300,000 Total Applications
October 18, 2010 | By Leigh Alexander

October 18, 2010 | By Leigh Alexander
More: Console/PC

There are now over 300,000 apps on Apple's App Store in total, according to the latest data. The figure includes both free and paid game and non-game apps, as well as those currently inactive.

The Store crossed the milestone over the weekend and continues surging; in fact, as of press time there are 301,240 apps in total, as of Mobclix's count: 207,063 paid apps and 94,177 free apps.

Games are the second-highest category among these in terms of volume; books account for 16.8 percent of the store, while games account for 16.6 percent, or 50,134 in total. The top five paid apps on the store, led by Cut the Rope and Angry Birds, are presently all games.

According to a report from VentureBeat, the first to notice the milestone, Apple passed the 250,000-apps mark on August 28.

But it also notes that Mobclix includes inactive apps in its total, pointing to other app counts that are a little bit different: 148apps finds there are 334,199 apps approved in total and 55,508 inactive ones versus 278,691 active apps.

For another example, AppShopper finds 335,257 approved apps, 55,282 inactive apps and 279,975 active apps. As the report points out, neither AppShopper nor 148apps counts apps released overseas.

Nonetheless, the App Store's volume greatly outperforms Android's; Google has said that as of last week there were 90,000 Android apps on its store.

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Martin Crownover
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Unless you're talking strictly about the number of games in the App Store, I don't see how this is relevant to Gamasutra.

E Zachary Knight
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The overall software count for a top games platform? Certainly can't see how that is relevant. I guess they should stop writing articles about the non-gaming functions of the PS3, 360 and Wii as well. After all they are not games.

Maurício Gomes
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Also you know, as software go from 100.000 to 300.000, the games remain in 30.000... Because all the new 200.000 software are not games.