How Many Apps Are in Each App Store?

Stunning. Yesterday, ABI Research estimated mobile users will download 70 billion apps in 2013 – 58 billion to smartphones and 14 billion to tablets. As one put it, that’s over 10 apps downloaded per human being on Earth!

Given the sheer pace of change in the mobile market today, you may be wondering – just how many apps are there now in each of the major app stores? And how do these counts compare with one another? Well, wonder no more.

Here’s our updated inventory of apps available on Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry (some are official, some are estimates as reported):

  • Google Play/Android is estimated to have 800,000 apps (Jan. 4, 2013)
  • Apple iOS App Store recently reported 775,000 apps (Jan. 7, 2013)
  • Windows Phone Marketplace is up to 125,000 apps (Oct. 25, 2012)
  • Blackberry World is now up to 70,000 apps (Jan. 30, 2013)

Counting Mobile Apps By Operating System and App Store, March 2013, Pure Oxygen Labs LLC

Having passed Apple iOS in number of apps offered, Google Play appears to be on a pace to first reach 1,000,000 apps, some estimate as soon as June, 2013. 




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