Add another big figure to Appleâ€™s list of accomplishments in the world of smartphones and tablets: the company has approved half a million apps for its mobile platform iOS.
Apple has not officially announced the figure, and the number of apps you can actually download and install is considerably lower due to some apps being pulled or rendered obsolete. But if you strictly count the apps Apple has approved so far, the number is a little more than 500,000.
To honor the occasion, three companies specializing in iOS apps â€“ game-maker Chillingo, app search engine Chomp and app blog 148apps â€“ have created an infographic highlighting some of the most interesting figures related to the vast ecosystem of iOS apps. According to their data, there are 85,569 unique app developers; the most popular iOS app is Angry Birds, and 37% of iOS apps are free, while another 29% of all apps cost only $0.99.
The numbers are impressive, considering the App Store launched less than three years ago, in July 2008, with a meager 500 apps.
The full-sized infographic is available here.
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Author: / Posted: 24-05-2011