It doesn’t surprise me to tell that the App Store has surpassed 250,000 apps in a little over 25 months since its launch. Those apps come from over 50,300 publishers/developers and are available for your iPod Touch, iPhone and the iPad. So I guess this one is going to be an essential part of the next week music event from Apple which might also include the announcement of the fourth generation of the iPod Touch.
Coming back to the topic. Those apps include both free and paid ones ranging across a wide variety of categories. The lions’ share of this goes to Books that have 17% share, followed by games [14%] and entertainment [11%]. That’s quite high given that the over 70 % of the apps are paid compared to over 60% apps on Google’s Android Market being free.
But do Apple lovers really care about paying for quality apps? I doubt, given they continue to be downloaded crazily.
It will be interesting to see the fight between the Android Market and the App Store in the next few months. Given that Android is catching quite a flare recently. But despite my love for the Android, I would still give in to Apple since it has only a limited number of devices to offer these apps for.