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Apple‘s App Store now has more than 300,000 apps as of the past day.
Mobclix‘s data shows that in the past 24 hours, Apple added the 300,000th app to its App Store. The number includes both free and paid apps available for downloading. That means that in a little more than two years, Apple has created one of the most population application platforms of all time. Apple crossed 250,000 apps on Aug. 28.
More than 1,000 new apps were added in the past day or so. At the moment, there are 300,975 apps, including 206,828 paid apps and 94,147 free apps. This is yet another significant milestone that shows how far a lead Apple has on others. How long will it be before there are a million apps on the App Store?
Our friends at Fortune have pointed out that there are a lot of inactive apps on the App Store and that other firms don’t count them. 148apps notes there are 334,199 apps approved, 55,508 inactive aps, and 278,691 active apps. AppShopper says there are 335,257 approved apps, 55,282 inactive apps and 279,975 active apps. Neither of these has found an efficient way to count apps that are released overseas but not in the U.S. App Store.
By comparison, AndroLib.com reports there are 113,123 apps in the Android Market, though Google said last week there were 90,00 Android apps. Mobclix’s own data shows 301,591 apps as of Monday. Of those, 259,071 are active and 42,520 are inactive.
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