Its Raining Apps at Apple’s App Store

Apple’s App Store is now believed to have more than four hundred thousand applications available for users having devices with iOS. AppShopper, a reputed iOS and Mac OS X app directory states that the App Store has 401,437 applications approved by Apple.

According to accessibility to apps, AppShopper and 148Apps display apps in a more efficient way and are better performing in discovery, whereas iTunes App Store and Mac App Store have searching as their stronger asset. The former websites also allow the users the convenience to see the recent changes in the prices making it easier for them to make good judgements. These websites also boast of accurate of correct and accurate statistics.Apps at Apple store

The story of Apple’s App store is quite an interesting one as it is said that it was not originally meant to exist. Since the previous iPhone development model and its web-based applications did not gain much popularity, the company came up with the App Store model. Before this model existed the era of unofficial App Stores that were used on devices which had been jailbroken. This was the only means of getting full-fledged iPhone apps back then, until a year later Apple launched its very own AppStore. A Mac OS X compatible App Store was released with an update earlier this year, even though the favourite remains the iOS counterpart remains the more popular.

The growth chart of Apple shows considerable and commendable achievements. The store was launched three years ago in June 2008 with 500 apps, it displayed a good 1400% growth within 4 months in the number of apps available, and then a further 1200% growth a year later, having more than 100,000 apps. The number of downloads also increased from 1 billion to 10 billion by January 2011, in just a span of 1.5 years.

Today, all OS developing companies, basically competitors of Apple, have their own version of an App Store. The most popular competitor is the Android App Market, with more than 200,000 apps, half of what Apple has to offer, but then, the numbers just don’t stop rising.