Mobile apps across major platforms approach one million

Mobile apps across major platforms approach one million
The total number of mobile applications is close to reaching a million across the four biggest platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry, according to a report by analytical company Mobilewalla. It doesn’t take into account Symbian applications from the Nokia Ovi Store, which would have tipped the number over a million.

Obviously, iOS and the App Store are still the dominant players with a total of the whopping 590,138 applications available. This makes up 60% of all apps across the four biggest platforms with Android only a distant runner-up with its 320,315 apps, nearly half those on iOS.

Still, the rest in the ranking are way behind Android and iOS with only a marginal 4.42% for the BlackBerry App World and 3.6% for the Windows Phone Marketplace. We all know numbers aren’t everything - ultimately, it all comes down to a connection between numbers and quality. The trend however is clear that mobile apps are growing faster since competition between app stores kicked off around 2008.

source: Mobilewalla via BGR

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6 Comments

1. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Don't get me wrong, but this is one useless article, we all know this. #JustSaying

2. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Plus, you find the same app on App Store, Android Market, BB App World, Windows and Ovi Store. So technically, they're not close.... #JustSaying and stand to be corrected

3. deathdvc

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

Many of them very useless.....in my pont of view!!!

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I didn't know those apps statistics and I find this article useful

5. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

There are more applications than I'd know what to do with.

6. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

i guess that iphonearena just want to say that the app store is just better than the other and to make the percentage higher they removed symbian which ovi store has more apps that windows marketplace

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