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Prediction calls for 150,000 apps in Android Market by end of next year

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Prediction calls for 150,000 apps in Android Market by end of next year
Simon Khalaf, CEO of mobile analytics firm Flurry says that because of efforts by Verizon, Motorola and Google to promote the DROID, and thus the Android OS, "A lot of developers have come onto the Android platform". Thanks to this this, he tells Business Week that the Android Market should go from the currently available 16,000 apps to as many as 150,000 by the end of next year. Khalaf predicts 300,000 downloads available for the Apple App Store by the end of 2010, approximately triple the current count, while the Android Market will have 100,000 to 150,000. His company, Flurry, studies applications and their use.

The recent success of the Motorola DROID, sold through the nation's largest cellular operator-Verizon-and the leaked news of the HTC Nexus One, has brought much attention to the Android OS. Throw in the number of new Android handsets expected in 2010 and the amount of developers writing for the Market should grow tremendously. Also, the quantity of apps is not as important as the quality of apps. After all, how many fart apps can one person use?

source: BusinessWeek via Phandroid

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. PDXMatt (Posts: 42; Member since: 26 Feb 2007)


"After all, how many fart apps can one person use?" Exactly.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 07:18

3. VZWEMP (Posts: 142; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


hahahahaha exactly!!!!

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 09:30

5. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


You guys are morons. If you could make an app and charge people for it, or even for free and use it for advertising why wouldn't you? There's duplicates of all apps, but considering what you can gain why wouldn't you. Get a life.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 11:46

8. VZWEMP (Posts: 142; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Are you comments ever useful or contribute to the discussion of the actual article. All you ever do is insult people and you're telljg use to get a life? Hahaaha OK thanks for the input.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 15:11

10. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


If people didn't leave retarded comments I wouldn't be so inclined to point out their stupidity. Oh, and your comment? "hahahahaha exactly!!!!" .... You pretty much speak for your own stupidity. It's odd you comment on my validity let you leave a comment as such... But then again, that's what makes you an idiot so, carry on.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 15:15

11. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


don't use retarded, it's not nice and it's immature. :-)

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 15:44

12. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


This doesn't happen very often so bathe in the glory but.... You're right.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 18:19

17. VZWEMP (Posts: 142; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Hmmm OK so posting "hahahaha exactly!" makes me an idiot. Yea that makes sense. Here I have an idea for a new year's resolution....try post informative and useful comments instead of your insulting comments. I mean seriously....calling people "retards" on the internet. What are we 10? If thats not a clear indicator of someone with low self esteem i dont know what is.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 21:29

18. E.N. (Posts: 2222; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Let's just all be friends

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 22:28

20. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


Hey hova, try reading for once. The point was, Apple is the one saying which apps can stay and which ones kick it, and apparently all Apple accepts is pointless apps. Your right in the aspect of making an app to make a buck or two, but you didnt think before you spoke.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 06:08

2. haste_the_day (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Dec 2009)


there is never enough fart apps...lol...but seriously, habving an open market for apps is a great thing. I rarely see an app on my moto Droid that is a clone of something else, other than the ringtone apps and wallpaper apps ect... great market, and easy to use.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 07:31

4. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)


I love the fact that I don't pay for any apps. Droidappz.org ota d/l of ripped apps. Ftw

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 16:38

13. E.N. (Posts: 2222; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Well if you want more quality apps, that will have to change.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 22:31

21. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


All the applications on my Droid are of good quality. The only reason Apple has "good looking" apps, is because developers are forced to make it look like the platform. Haven't you ever noticed how every single app has the same table, border, font, etc.. ?

posted on 28 Dec 2009, 15:32

24. E.N. (Posts: 2222; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Haha, you make it sound like a really bad thing. Everything looks nice and uniform and sometimes I forget some of my applications are not native ones. Everything does look beautiful (I'm glad you noticed) but that wasn't what I was initially talking about. I'm saying that a developer is not going to put months into make a perfect app just to give it out for free or else there would be no incentive for doing so. The longer it takes for an app to make, the better the graphics, the smoother it is, etc then the more likely it will have a cost. That's another reason why I don't think the Android market is any good. Having majority free apps means no one wants to take the time to make great ones. You guys have yet to use top notch quality apps

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 10:52

6. ice9 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Dec 2009)


This many apps won't matter unless Android market puts up a store front that is accessible from desktops ala iTunes store. Think about it... User using a droid: Show me all the list managers. (screen displays first of N) scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll... scrolll... Aww the heck with it... No software purchase gets made. Further, the way I originally purchased an iPod, was by visiting the iTunes store and seeing for myself just how much stuff was out there and being delighted by the selection. I didn't buy one first, because I thought it was cool, and THEN see that the music I wanted was available! Wake up google/motorola/verizon! We want a store front on the desktop!

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 11:44

7. sinfulta (Posts: 268; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I don't care actually. I almost buy nothing from my desktop. I get everything right over the phone(3GS), I get irritated when it's a program over 10mb that ATT won't let you download, then I have to run back to a computer just to download it. Lame.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 22:35

22. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


No, we dont. I hate when I buy a new iPod, and I have to download/ upgrade Apples garbage software. The app store sucks because there isnt an easy way to view all free apps, because Apple is a power junky/ money pyschotic company. I would much rather have the store directly on my phone, that way I can download new apps all the time, organize them the way I want, from anywhere I go. iTunes takes up my memory, anyway.

posted on 28 Dec 2009, 11:22

23. dandirk (unregistered)


True Ice9, I agree but would go a step further... Full store/market listings on the web. Frankly I hear about all these great apps on both android and iphone and I can't easily navigate/browse them from my PC. Why would I switch to AT&T and the iphone because of all these "apps" with out being able to preview them at least on a webpage? It would be nice to have a more powerful/expansive browsing method to find the right apps, with 150k+ this is very important, not wasting time downloading all of them only to be disappointed until finding the right one.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 13:00

9. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)


what is completely stupid is what can be considered an "app". if you look in the istore, there are more theme/ringtone/wallpaper apps that shouldn't be categorized as an app because they aer just that... themes, ringtones, and wallpapers. oh wait, i can get an app that shows my favorite artist's album and a few extra pics. wow what an app. google, please don't fall into this monoric "app" format

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 16:46

14. E.N. (Posts: 2222; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Umm, I think it's too late considering what people have been saying about the android store already. "I rarely see an app on my moto Droid that is a clone of something else, other than the ringtone apps and wallpaper apps ect" -haste_the_day and from what I hear from Android users, more fart apps are starting to appear. So you guys are loosing things to criticize on the app store. IMO the Android Market is trying to be the app store. But Android is more open, so expect more of that.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 16:47

15. E.N. (Posts: 2222; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


And by "more of that" I mean more junk

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 17:55

16. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i've been perfectly content with all the apps i've found on my droid.

posted on 27 Dec 2009, 21:32

19. E.N. (Posts: 2222; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Maybe. But if you weren't really satisfied with the application selection, I'm pretty sure you'd say the same thing.

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