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Apple: Over 100,000 apps now available on the App Store

Apple has officially announced that there are now more than 100,000 applications available on the App Store. iPhone and iPod touch users in 77 countries have access to the store, which includes 20 categories of applications. Application monitoring sites had claimed the company had passed the 100,000 app mark earlier, but this is the first official confirmation from Apple.

“The App Store, now with over 100,000 applications available, is clearly a major differentiator for millions of iPhone and iPod touch customers around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The iPhone SDK created the first great platform for mobile applications and our customers are loving all of the amazing apps our developers are creating.”

“The App Store has forever changed the mobile gaming industry and continues to improve,” said Travis Boatman, vice president of Worldwide Studios, EA Mobile. “With a global reach of over 50 million iPhone and iPod touch users, the App Store has allowed us to develop high quality EA games that have been a huge success with customers.”

“With 10,000 downloads a day, worldwide customer response to our I Am T-Pain App has exceeded our wildest expectations,” said Jeff Smith, CEO of Smule. “The App Store has given us a unique opportunity to create and grow a very successful business, and we’re looking forward to an exciting future.”

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Comments

1

if there are more developer like YJ soft puting more then 250 apps in the store with no worth content only to pic your money ouy of your pocket then we will have sonn over 1 mio. but for what ?
who is controling those apps trolls ?

Posted by Docrudi on November 4, 2009 at 3:26 PM (PDT)

2

100,000 applications and only 200 of them are actually useful.  There’s so much crap and duplication with many apps that I don’t know what Apple is bragging about.  The search function sucks and when there’s 200 apps that all claim to do the same thing, how can you really evaluate which one is going to be best for you?

I love the concept of the apps, but it’d be great if Apple pro-actively helped to manage these things.  Why not increase the cost of the development software siginificantly so you can separate the wannabes from the pros?

Posted by Dan on November 5, 2009 at 3:10 PM (PDT)

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