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App Store Tops 100,000 Available iPad Applications


As noted by MacStories, Apple's App Store has reached yet another milestone, now offering over 100,000 iPad-specific applications.
Apple and third-party developers have set a new record: in 453 days since the original iPad came out on April 3, 2010, the App Store has more than 100,000 iPad-exclusive apps available. Either specifically targeting the tablet, or released as universal updates to existing iPhone apps, at the moment of writing this there are 100,161 iPad apps in the Store. How do I know? The App Store app itself on my iPad shows that.
Our sister site AppShopper, which tracks iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac App Store apps, currently has the available iPad app count at just over 106,000, as it relies on a slightly different recording method supplied by Apple's API for tracking App Store apps.

Apple currently offers over 400,000 total apps in its iOS App Store, and over 5,000 more in its Mac App Store.

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40 months ago

But they're all fart apps.


This is a ridiculous and false statement, sir.

Some are booger related.
Rating: 17 Votes
40 months ago

You are being way to kind there. If more than 1000 apps on the market are not garbage I would be surprised.



Umm you do know that Android market is collecting more Apps per day than the Apple App store.


But they're all fart apps.
Rating: 13 Votes
40 months ago



Umm you do know that Android market is collecting more Apps per day than the Apple App store.


Except one of them actually makes money and gets the best apps.
Rating: 12 Votes
40 months ago

You are being way to kind there. If more than 1000 apps on the market are not garbage I would be surprised.

Umm you do know that Android market is collecting more Apps per day than the Apple App store.


Thanks for coming back to your routine. Your first post in this thread didn't make sense, after all.
Rating: 9 Votes
40 months ago

Umm you do know that Android market is collecting more Apps per day than the Apple App store.


The Android Market is having 2X-3X more applications de-published every day compared to the App Store for a net gain of more applications still going into the Apps Store compared to the Android Market.

The problem with Distmo and other similar numbers is they only look at applications going in and not applications coming out. With Android, the out-going number is HUGE!
Rating: 7 Votes
40 months ago


Umm you do know that Android market is collecting more Apps per day than the Apple App store.


But the Android Market also has a much higher attrition rate which means many more are being pulled from the market as many are just experiments.

Here you go: http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2011/06/android-app-attrition-rate-much-higher-than-ios-32-percent-vs-19-percent.php

Google is also removing a lot of them, given the 400% increase in malware.
Rating: 7 Votes
40 months ago

You are being way to kind there. If more than 1000 apps on the market are not garbage I would be surprised.



Umm you do know that Android market is collecting more Apps per day than the Apple App store.


but it's all live wall paper, a$$ and stripper wall paper and various incantations of launcher pro so people can use their own skins
Rating: 6 Votes
40 months ago

What a world we live in where Apple's 100k apps are all excellent, but a rivals that has more new apps a day are all awful.


That's what happens when you don't have any quality control.
Rating: 6 Votes
40 months ago
That's cool but I want Street Fighter 4 optimized for iPad. My fav game.
Rating: 5 Votes
40 months ago

It took Andriod 30 months to get to 200,000 apps. It took the App store 21 months.

It took the App store 16 months to get to 100k apps it took Android 24 months. At this rate the iPad is outpacing both app stores.


For many years the Apple crowd said that "the amount of programs (you know, the old name for applications) isn't important, it's whether the platform has the programs you need/use", back in the days when there was very little SW available for the Mac. Thankfully for Apple the applications (mainly DTP and music at the time) were enough to keep the platform alive.

No person on the planet *needs* 100k apps, or 10k apps or even 1k apps. 10 major apps and a few hundred minor ones would over 90% of people's requirements.

I'm sure the iPad apps are on average better than Android tablet apps (quality of course being much harder to measure). But this numbers game is as stupid as the Cold War arms race - it doesn't matter if you have 1 million apps or 100 000 apps, both are more than enough to cover any conceivable requirement.
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