Thursday, December 11, 2008

10,000 iPhone Apps

In a previous blog, I referenced AppShopper as a resource for iPhone users. Today, in a post titled: O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies by

Two services that track the iPhone App Store - AppShopper and 148Apps, announced that there have been over 10,000 iPhone applications released on the US App Store. The number of currently available applications is just shy of 10,000 due to discontinued apps and a few that have been pulled by Apple (e.g. trademark disputes, terms of service violations, etc.). AppSherpa believes that it will only be a few more days until there are 10,000 iPhone applications available for sale on the US App Store. Total international App Store numbers are not being tracked by anyone outside of Apple, as far as I can tell.

Quick stats highlights from the first 10,000 iPhone applications:

  • Games are the leading category, accounting for one in four of total applications. This reinforces Apple's recent marketing campaign around games.
  • $0.99 is the most common price point, although one in four applications are free.
  • The most expensive application currently for sale is iRa by Lextech Labs for $899.99. This is video surveillance application that integrates with a number of CCTV systems.
  • The entire iPhone App Store catalog could be purchased for just over $30,000, although there's only room to fit 129 of them on your iPhone or iPod touch at any given time (148 apps in total, but that includes the default applications from Apple).

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