Now more than 1 million apps published to the Apple App Store and Android Market combined,Announced by AppsFire today.
The company reports that more than 60 apps have been downloaded for every iOS device sold. That’s up from 10 apps downloaded for every iPhone/iPod touch in 2008, says Asmyco. So how did the firm get to that number? As the Apple App Store approaches 10 billion total downloads, App downloads are increasing at a faster rate that iTunes music downloads (of course, not all iTunes users are getting their music from iTunes).
The company is quick to point out that not all of those apps are active (downloadable), with the total number of active applications sitting at around 80%. Of the combined number of apps published to either the App Store or Android Market, iOS accounts for 52% (roughly 520,000 apps) of the million titles published.
Android Market tracker AppBrain puts the total number of Android applications at 282,830 – not quite mirroring the 52%/48% split noted by AppsFire, but with Google actively pruning its app database every quarter, the number of deleted or banned apps could increment the app count substantially.
The company looks forward to tracking 1 million live apps combined on iOS and Android, then 1 million apps by operating system.
AppsFire tracks each app entering either the App Store or Android Market, using algorithms and friend recommendations to suggest apps that smartphone owners might be interested in.