1 millionth app gets submitted to the App Store today

1 millionth app gets submitted to the App Store today
Apple launched the App Store back in 2008 and after four years of developers bringing their creations, it is reaching a huge milestone - the 1 millionth app has been submitted today.

Right now, there are 736,247 apps active on the App Store, and 45% of them, or 336,270 apps are paid. Interestingly, around 15% of those are games - there are 120,065 games on Apple’s app catalog.

If you are wondering why we are speaking about 1 million submitted apps and only around 736,000 in the application store, it is because some developers are removing their apps from the store. And in reality, that number should be even bigger, if it could account for apps rejected upon submission.

This is just another example showing how big of an industry apps have grown to be. And while iOS is the biggest platform, paying out the most to developers, Google’s Play app catalog caught up with the App Store and Google approximates the number of apps it has at around 750,000. The Windows Phone Marketplace is a distant third with around 125,000 applications.

source: AppsFire via The Next Web



1. goflet

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

who cares if it has 10 million apps.At the end majority of the users use 20 apps the other 999980 apps are just for decoration.

2. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

20 is too little, even though, not everyone uses the same 20, yours different than mine

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know a lot of apps have detailed user reviews so people are obviously using them

9. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

really? what planet are you from?

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A planet far far away in an unknown galaxy.

11. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

most review apps = most download and uninstall

17. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

I love to see this post. Android fans are jealous.

3. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

One millionth app gets submitted and, shortly thereafter, gets rejected; all happening today, stay tuned. Great Apple coverage, as usual (too bad their phones don't equal coverage terms of service).

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Very much inaccurate.

6. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

is the millionth app another fart app ?

7. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

they are all pad apps in app purchasing.i use about the same amount of apps on my iphone as i do on my nexus i can say as of late i love my Google apps more and they feel more fuller then my apple ones,and i love the playstore much more over the appstore if i buy a spamed out app i can get my money back and this makes me try more apps and buy more on the playstore

8. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

ROCK ON!!!! I can't wait to get my hands on that APP!!! What is it? I hope it's ANGRY BIRDS V1,000,000,000!!!!!!! NUF said.

10. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

wasnt there an article on pa a few weeks ago stating that Most apps in the app store haven't even been downloaded? And what is the app? another Tom the talking cat?

12. elandrumiii

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

The way you guys hate apple there is no way you use or own apple products so it is amazing how you can give such extensive reviews comments and facts about what is and isnt there. I love my gnex but FOR ME the play store leaves much to desired since i am not into games and such. A few network monitoring apps there but as of yet have not found one that works. That being said About the same results on App store for iPad but i just got the iPad to be fair. Wow just pure unadulterated hate. exhale sometime. I await the childish and attempt at being funny remarks.

13. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

sorry buddy but your wrong. I don't have any apple products besides an ipod, but my girlfriend has almost everything apple: ipad mini, 4th generation iPad, new iPod, and of course the iPhone5. oh yeah and a Mac.With that being said, I see on a daily basis how ios is, and it sucks!! How about that extensive review?

15. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

if it helps, just wanted to let you know that you are not on your own. my wife is also into apple stuff. has iPhone 5 and wants iPad mini. me on other hand Samsung note and nexus 7. with the tablet we met in the middle and did not buy any of them :)

16. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

lol it does help, thanks bro

19. elandrumiii

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 20, 2010

Cant be wrong you just said you dont own any. guess the ipod doesnt count. certain android product products are pure garbage and shouldnt even be sold. But that is another topic based purely on opinion. My opinion is pure google no extras and even then so features fall short. You hate apple good we get it. Android and Google are not the Messiah of OS's though. Numbers dont lie nobody is brain washed no one lied to you just hate them and the many people on team google. i ride independent use a gnex/Macbook/ipad/galaxy tab. Google and carriers get on my nerves me off with lack of updates. The only thing pushing me away is how fast some devices become obsolete. i should not have to go third party to keep my device up to date or at least close to that. And iOS and OS X are not the same..., yet

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2147; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

What's funny is that you can only have a total of 148 apps installed on your phone. What good is a million apps with a maximum number of apps you can have on a phone.

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