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Apple's Store Hits 800,000 Apps Mark

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Apple's App Store hits 800,000 according to an independent report.

Apple has reached a new high, hitting the 800,000 mark for apps in its iOS App Store. While not far in front of Android's App Store, Apple's App Store has a wider variety.

An independent report from App Hero claims that one-fifth (20.8 percent) of all apps in the App Store are games, showing that iOS has become a major gaming platform, where monetary gain can always be exploited with locked content and paid upgrades. Furthermore, over half (56.2 percent) of apps are free. However, many of these are either a lite version of a paid version, or uses Apple's in-app purchases feature to allow premium additions to the app by users.

As Apple rapidly approaches the golden one million mark with Google hot on its heals, we can safely assume that there will be an enormous celebration by the company that gets there first. This will most likely be accompanied with many specials and giveaways, such as Apple's previous prices of $10,000 for the ten-billionth app download, ten-billionth song download and the more recent twenty-fifth-billion app download. Care to speculate what Apple or Google would do with one million apps?

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    slomo4sho , March 29, 2013 11:03 PM
    And how many of them are actually useful?
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    jcurry23 , March 29, 2013 10:53 PM
    Don't care... yawn
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  • 11 Hide
    jcurry23 , March 29, 2013 10:53 PM
    Don't care... yawn
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  • 11 Hide
    slomo4sho , March 29, 2013 11:03 PM
    And how many of them are actually useful?
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    JOSHSKORN , March 29, 2013 11:08 PM
    I'll put this right in there between who and cares. I have enough apps on my DROID. I'm happy.
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    ericburnby , March 29, 2013 11:27 PM
    slomo4shoAnd how many of them are actually useful?

    A large number.

    People seem to think there are only a handful of useful Apps and the rest are duplicates. This is not true. Most iOS developers I know don't write games, productivity, photo/video or social Apps. They write Apps for small businesses, organizations, schools, financial institutions or sports teams. These Apps are free and don't make any money - they are provided as a service.

    When the Internet took off everyone said you need a website for your business. Today it's Apps. My rec hockey league has an App for scheduling, standings and player stats. My favorite sports teams all have Apps. My kids Karate association has an App. None of these will ever appear on any Apple "lists" - you will only find them by searching their exact name or following a web link.

    People expect major businesses to have an App (your bank or credit card company, for example). But Apps are not just for large companies - small businesses and organizations are also releasing Apps to provide better service

    This is why there are so many Apps.
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    otacon72 , March 30, 2013 12:51 AM
    JOSHSKORNI'll put this right in there between who and cares. I have enough apps on my DROID. I'm happy.


    ..along with all the bloatware you can't uninstall.
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    otacon72 , March 30, 2013 12:54 AM
    Quote:
    As Apple rapidly approaches the golden one million mark


    ...um billion maybe?

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    amasev , March 30, 2013 1:04 AM
    otacon72...um billion maybe?


    I thought Otacon was smart.

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    NuclearShadow , March 30, 2013 3:21 AM
    A flooded market and sadly I guarantee there are some gems in there that got buried. I also wonder just how many of those can be considered a success to any degree. I recall a recent story where a well experienced game developer made and released a game that is generally liked and yet he only made a few thousands dollars off it.
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    kartu , March 30, 2013 4:04 AM
    Yay, that's 799000 apps you'd never bother to even check out.
    Impressive.
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    ericburnby , March 30, 2013 7:27 AM
    Truth hurts, doesn't it? What's the matter, don't like my comment so I get voted down instead of someone trying to refute my claim? Maybe it's because you can't so you act like the little kiddies you are.
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    sundragon , March 30, 2013 8:18 AM
    ericburnbyTruth hurts, doesn't it? What's the matter, don't like my comment so I get voted down instead of someone trying to refute my claim? Maybe it's because you can't so you act like the little kiddies you are.


    Yup, welcome to Tom's you get voted down because instead of conceding the Android Apps need to be better managed they'd rather show you hate for pointing out any obvious good of Apple. Yes, it's childish - on the Apple forums, no one gives two sh*ts, My friends who work at both companies kinda laugh at the stupidity of being a fanboy of a commercial product line but here it is...

    slomo4shoAnd how many of them are actually useful?


    As an owner of both Android and iOS products, yes, quite unlike the mountain of crap in the Play store. It's the nature of open vs closed.
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    acadia11 , March 30, 2013 8:19 AM
    And 100 useful apps yeah!!!!
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    eklipz330 , March 30, 2013 8:40 AM
    quality over quantity. i don't think there are many apps available on iOS market that aren't already available on android or maybe even wp8... and soon BB
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    geossj5 , March 30, 2013 9:55 AM
    jcurry23Don't care... yawn


    you seemed to care enough to go to the article and comment..

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    Solandri , March 30, 2013 1:13 PM
    ericburnbyPeople expect major businesses to have an App (your bank or credit card company, for example). But Apps are not just for large companies - small businesses and organizations are also releasing Apps to provide better serviceThis is why there are so many Apps.

    Please don't take this personally - I realize you're just stating what's happening, but this is about the stupidest trend to hit in the last decade. Over the course of a year, I probably interact with 100-200 businesses on a regular basis. I do not want to have to install 100-200 apps just so I can get the full online experience with them.

    It's on par with Disney Dollars - fake money you had to buy to buy stuff within Disneyland. Why create fake money usable only within that single business, when you can just use real money? Likewise why create an app when you can just create a website which (if designed properly) will work across multiple platforms without me having to install something new for every single business I interact with?

    Apps have their place - if you're trying to do something which can't easily be provided via a website. In particular, things that need a large amount of processing locally (e.g. games), or that might incur additional security risks if accessed via a shared browser (e.g. a finance management app, though Mint online seems to be the most popular go figure). But if it can easily be done on a website, do it on a website. We do not want a world where apps displace websites. That's a tragedy of the commons in the making (best choice for each individual business results in the worst possible outcome for everyone overall).
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    wavetrex , March 30, 2013 2:00 PM
    500.000 fart button apps
    200.000 apps from various shops all around the world which nobody cares about
    90.000 boring games

    maybe 10.000 which might be interesting to check
    under 1.000 which could actually be useful.
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    AndroidWon , March 30, 2013 2:06 PM

    ericburnby 03/30/2013 7:27 AM
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    -1+

    Truth hurts, doesn't it? What's the matter, don't like my comment so I get voted down instead of someone trying to refute my claim? Maybe it's because you can't so you act like the little kiddies you are.

    You know who is childish? YOU! Every apple or android article you come into the threads and insult everyone you can. You throw little fits like a child. You are probably the biggest fanboi on this site. Android won the war and Apple is going down like th niche player it always was. 90s here we come!
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    house70 , March 30, 2013 4:41 PM
    Yep, gotta love all those free apps. They come with a nice big banner that takes about half of that tiny screen estate, making the whole thing absolutely ridiculous to look at. Yay!...
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    acerace , March 30, 2013 8:40 PM
    AndroidWonericburnby 03/30/2013 7:27 AMHide-1+Truth hurts, doesn't it? What's the matter, don't like my comment so I get voted down instead of someone trying to refute my claim? Maybe it's because you can't so you act like the little kiddies you are.You know who is childish? YOU! Every apple or android article you come into the threads and insult everyone you can. You throw little fits like a child. You are probably the biggest fanboi on this site. Android won the war and Apple is going down like th niche player it always was. 90s here we come!


    There is no war. You're hallucinating yourself, fanboy.
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