The website 148apps.com has reported that 10,000 applications have now been released to the general iPhone and iPod Touch-loving public within the App Store.
In a cool touch, the site has also created this tribute page that shows a micro-icon for every application available in the store. On this page you’ll also find some interesting statistics concerning new submissions by month, app count by price, and app count by category. It was no surprise to me when I took a closer look at this page that the Games category was far and away the most popular, with 2,319 apps. The Entertainment and Utilities categories are next in line, with 1,109 and 1,009 apps available respectively.
Some other interesting tidbits to note… Roughly 24% of apps are free, 35% cost $.99, and the average cost of apps within the store is $3.12. What a cash-cow for Apple… and the developers. But mostly Apple 🙂
Well done to Apple and all of the very talented developers out there that have been working very hard on some fantastic (OK, and some are not very fantastic) apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. I wonder how long it will take to hit 20,000 apps? 100,000 apps? Should be interesting to see where we sit at the same time next year.
Note: 148apps.com is so named because you can add up to 148 apps to your iPhone or iPod Touch. That’d be a lot of screens to swipe through, no?