Apple's App Store reaches 1.3 million applications
posted by Ray S. / Sep 11, 2014, 9:32 AM
The previous update from Apple came in June, when the company announced that the App Store had reached the 1.2 million apps mark. In comparison, as of August of this year, Google's Android Play Store housed over 1.3 million applications. Chances are that at the current time, Android's Play Store contains a slightly higher number of titles, but it has to be noted that while developers can freely put their apps for sale on Google's store, iOS developers need to submit all of their apps to Apple first, in order for them to go through a QA testing process. Of course, there have been many developers throughout the years who have wished that Apple's testing procedure wasn't in place, but the truth is that this has assured an overall higher level of app quality and consistency in the App Store, compared to that of its alternatives.
Phone, continues to be far behind both iOS and Android, with a much smaller catalog of about 300,000 apps, as of this April. Microsoft argues that much of the essential titles are already covered, but with numbers like this, it's undeniable that the app gap between WP and its rivals is still quite big.Meanwhile, the third app ecosystem, Windows
In order to summarize the latest data, here's how the top 3 mobile operating systems currently rank when it comes to the extensiveness of their app catalogs:
|App catalog||1.3 million||1.3 million||300,000|
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iGreat!!! 0.3 is common in all. :)
posted on Sep 11, 2014, 9:35 AM 0
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Lots of fart apps
posted on Sep 11, 2014, 10:13 AM 0
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All 4 platforms have the same dart apps. Don't be trolling. Give credit where it's dued.
posted on Sep 11, 2014, 11:03 AM 1
Given how deep apple's screening goes for each app I'm surprised it's that many. But if I was to rate App Store and Google Play - if say out of all the billion apps only about 1/4 are really relevant. I wish apple and Google just ax the non-performing apps and keep it clean, well..., never mind, I don't really see any benefit in that. But app relevance vs numbers - I still stand by that - it should be number of relevant apps - not every "cat photos" app to date. You guys know what I mean?
posted on Sep 12, 2014, 12:59 AM 0
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