Android Market hits 20,000 apps and keeps growing

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Android Market hits 20,000 apps and keeps growing
Just 5 months after reaching 10,000 apps, the Android Marketplace has doubled and now offers approximately 20,000 titles. Of the total, nearly 38% require payment while the remaining balance consists of free downloads. Looking at the graph of New applications and games, you can see in pictures what a thousand words could tell you-that the Market is growing by leaps and bounds. Mobile Crunch estimates that the site will be hosting 50,000 apps by the 2Q of next year. Driving the growth is the increasing number and popularity of new Android powered handsets and devices like the Motorola DROID (on the nation's largest carrier), the HTC DROID ERIS (ditto), the HTC Hero (Sprint) and the upcoming HTC Nexus One (unlocked, but favoring T-Mobile) will assure that there is plenty of demand for developers to meet by designing new and better apps.

source: MobileCrunch



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43 Comments

39. piratejb

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Im pretty sure the 20,000 of those apps are already available for iphone big deal not news at all.

43. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'm pretty sure apps were available on windows mobile devices before apple even made a phone aswell but big deal right?

35. tuminatr

Posts: 1189; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

and dont forget there is a porn market for the droid, go open source (oops I think that sounds bad) mark my words 2010 is the year of the android, apple had its day and its now androids time to shine

33. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

we do have 62% free apps.

19. dandirk unregistered

Hey I will stand by the apps comments for the iphone... 20k apps big deal unless there are useful ones. I just got a driod and am having issues finding decent apps for myself (my uses). Not finding simple apps that I think should be. in android market I see 100s of stupid soundboard apps, about 20 different flashlight apps (how many could you possibly need). Yet the only real app I really really really want are some notification widgets. A simple 1x1 widget that tells me how many new e-mails/gtalks/calendars/corp emails etc. I have only found 1 for gmail that costs a few bucks. At least its open source and maybe I can take a crack at creating them? There are some cools apps too though. Locale, shopsavy etc. It just seems that most of my time in the market is skipping stupid fart/sounds apps.

25. shgam2

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

That's good to know. Hopefully time will make things better.

27. dandirk unregistered

Yeah as more companies and devs get into it... should get better. Would be nice if google had a PC website so it was faster and easier to find good apps.

13. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

-I think peole are getting to caught up on the whole "App" thing. New devices need to stop trying to catch up to the iphone on apps. I'm not a big fan of the iphone, but by the time Android reaches 100,000 apps iphone will be around triple that amount.

12. shgam2

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

I'm just wondering, does anybody know if developing apps for android is easier than the iPhone?

21. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I've been toying around with both kits, and I notice Android is slightly easier, but not by much or even worth mentioning. The main factor I think the app store is being built so fast is you can use on PC or MAC and Apple's SDK is Mac only. That's I think one of the reasons.

24. shgam2

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

Thanks for the reply!

5. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

WAYTA GO ANDROID!!!! YOU GOT FART APPS JUST LIKE THE iPHONE!!!! Yea you hear that Droid fagboys who bitch about useless apps on the iPhone???? Yer pathetic Droid has fart apps too so suck VZW wang... Oh wait you already do.

6. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

LOL hova you're a trip

9. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Nothing is worse than a fanboy. I wish this website had mods with a banhammer. But i guess we're really not commenting enough to merit that.

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ya hova it tastes pretty damn good and they give me coverage everywhere.

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I got coverage too smart guy. We've had this talk, I hate AT&T and don't use them.

32. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

hova you are a fanboy, and an insanely large hipocrit. you and your iphone ranting. shut up.

37. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i love blind iphone fanboys ""I phoooone is the beeeest phone eeeeever.... steeeeeve jooooobs is my gooooood.... iiiii am nothing without myyyyy jeeeesus phoooooone. no phooooone can ever beeeat my jeeeeesus phone.... eeeeever."

38. kellybl131

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 19, 2009

@Hova: for someone who complains and whines about all the fanboy love, you sir, are one of the biggest fanboys I have ever seen. When your iphone self disructs in your pocket don't expect flowers in the hospital.

41. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I just love it when the karma comes back around to you VZW gaytards that I can't help myself but to rub it in your faces.

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

what karma hova? they have android.. ATT doesnt.. android is superior in every way to apple.. ATT wouldnt be where it is without its beloved iphone, which loses exclusivity in 6 months... and goes to VZW as a LTE upgraded iphone. and ATT wont even carry android for some reason.. i see dark days in ATT's future :) ... lol

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

May be Android Apps will hit 300,000 in 2 years will pass iPhone Apps at this pace.

15. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Android has 20,000 after 1 year, Apple had 50,000, so actually they would need to pick up the pace considerably to make that happen.

20. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Not really as the end of October, they had just under 11,000 apps. So a month and a couple weeks they have doubled they're app store. If it does not slow down it could be potentially have 300k apps in 2yrs. Time will tell for both Apple and Android app stores.

23. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Love the pretty red -1 for stating a fact. You sir are a fucking idiot.

26. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I didn't give you a negative 1. Why are you being so rude. I was just stating fact also. If you notice I said time will tell. I've read tons of your post's you always have negative's. Saying I'm a fucking idiot for something I didn't do is probably why you get them because of the responsives you give. Please be respectful.

28. SprintLUVah

Posts: 10; Member since: May 14, 2009

haha... sin i gave you a +1 for that response. he is rude and is defensive and arguementive about everything on this site. Most people are used to it. I did give you a -1 Hova for your last comment. that was rude bro.

30. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yes hova is very rude. even though almost every comment i ever say has a negative. but i still love the place. :-)

40. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Fuckin cry babies.

2. Pr0cl1v1ty

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 26, 2008

HELL YEA! lets go ANDROID! lets kill them iphone users! :)

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