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App Store now has 700,000 apps, 275,000 iPad applications

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App Store now has 700,000 apps, 275,000 iPad applications
Apple is announcing the iPad mini today but before the big moment, Tim Cook warms the crowd at the event with some App Store and iBookstore numbers.

Here are the milestones for apps in Apple’s ecosystem, still the largest mobile ecosystem in the world:

  • 700,000 apps in App Store
  • 275,000 applications for iPad
  • paid out $6.5 billion to developers
  • 1.5 million books available
  • 400 million books downloaded since the launch of the store

source: Apple

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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:20 6

1. yowanvista (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Not an achievement, Play Store has over 750,000 Apps.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:23 3

2. TarunV (Posts: 28; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)


I'm a Fandroid and even I agree that this is a stupid comment. Android can defeat iOS in almost every aspect, but this is where it can't. Play Store is full of malware and fake apps.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:29 5

3. yowanvista (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


A user must be dumb enough to download & install a low rated rogue App. *Full of Malware* Source Please?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:24

10. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


I cant wait for 29th its going to b more innovative than this... Apple isn't catching my curiosity any more...

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:27

11. jacko1977 (Posts: 400; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


app store isnt that much better what u talking about

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:52 4

6. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Also 60% of those apps have never been downloaded, even once!!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:56 1

8. techspace (Posts: 778; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


there are 675,000 apps in the play store(25 billion downloads)
and there aren't good tablet specific apps in the play store
but its still okay because almost all the major apps are covered in the play store(for smartphones)......but we really need more tablet apps and games and the apps should be designed for the bigger screen instead of being stretched........
i don't know what will happen to malware.........is avast good enough for those rouge apps? or do you need anything better?

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 14:56 1

16. yowanvista (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Apple 'pressures' their develops for making iPad exclusive version of their Apps just for the company's glory. Google has no built in design policy for submitted Apps (though they do have design guidelines) so you cannot expect developers to make HD versions of their Apps for specific tablets considering that there are 100s of tablets with different resolutions and pixel densities.

There is NO Android malware as such, that's just bad media. The real problem is rogueware/fake apps/spyware or dialers/sms apps that will bleed your cash. Also all antivirus apps are USELESS since Android offers no access to other running Dalvik VMs or any low level system resources, at best those antivirus will compare your already-installed apps with their online database and do some checks here and there but they are basically useless for anything else other than protecting your phone from theft etc.

The best solution is to use common sense and probably disabling the 'Unknown Sources' if you're not using pirated apps. Rogue Apps will STILL require the user to press on 'Install' so one must be dumb to do so.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 16:36

17. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


good post, yowan

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 21:26

19. techspace (Posts: 778; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


okay, i never use those unknown sources, and i can understand that android apps can't be as good as apple apps.......
but the malware problem does exist, so i think the best option is to install only those apps that have good rating in the play store and buy gift cards instead of giving direct access to your bank account......

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 05:19

20. yowanvista (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


You don't have to worry if you download exclusively from Play Store since Apps are thoroughly checked for rogueware like behavior. The term "Android Malware" doesn't exist since Malware by definition is a piece of software that is intended to damage or disable systems or steal information. Such isn't the case with current rogue Apps which will in no be in way a danger to the Android OS. As I said earlier Android Apps have no access to the low level resources & will hence never be able to do any damage here. The permission system doesn't even allow that and so does the Android framework.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 12:18

21. techspace (Posts: 778; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


okay, thanks :-)

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:30 3

4. Scientist (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


And most of those apps are not even used/downloaded.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:36 2

5. xtroid2k (Posts: 462; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Yeah but were you apart of a team who master minded this acheivment. While I don't like apple. Its still cool to see milestones reached. Apple was able to create a developer friendly environment to which they flocked. All google did was aim for market share as opposed to profit margin which apple desires. Thus google of course wins the race in app numbers. I just wish both firms had higher standards for what app gets allowed in. A fart app doesn't count in my book

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:55

7. webOSlove (unregistered)


Does anyone know how much the Amazon Appstore has?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:17

9. techspace (Posts: 778; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


search for it on google......its books store is better than its apps store

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 17:52

18. webOSlove (unregistered)


Amazon should really focus on getting apps out as tablets seem to be important for them now.. What about a Amazon phone? That'd be cool, right?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:47

12. prd2bsrb (Posts: 11; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


I would really like to know the number of apps that have zero downloads. I bet there's hundreds of thousands apps that are just there in the app store to make it look huge but are actually totaly useless.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 14:32 1

13. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


2/3 of apps never downloaded from iStore hooray iCrap wins !

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 14:12 1

14. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/400000-apps-in-the-App-Store-have-never-been-downloaded-says-report_id32943

There you go - P.A. this is a valid link - so do not think about giving me one of your petty warnings.

posted on 25 Oct 2012, 14:12

15. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Woo-hooo APPLE...NOT!!

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