App Store hosts 3000+ apps, scores 100+ million downloads
Apple’s App Store was launched on July 11 with around 600 hosted software titles and today’s figures show a fivefold increase to 3000 application, 20% of which are free and 90% of the rest priced at under $10. During the first month
after its launch, there were more than 60 million applications downloaded and now, less than a month later, the numbers are almost doubled to 100+ million. The sales of iPhone 3G
has also benefited from the presence of the huge online software catalog, which hasn’t remained unnoticed by the competition in the face of Microsoft
. The companies are also working on application stores for their phone operating systems (Windows Mobile and Android), which should make the devices based on them more desirable for the consumers.