July 14, 2009
Apple today announced that over 1.5 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store during its first year of operation. That would mean about 4 million apps are downloaded every single day!
“The App Store is like nothing the industry has ever seen before in both scale and quality,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With 1.5 billion apps downloaded, it is going to be very hard for others to catch up.”Apple also mentioned that the App Store now has more than 65,000 apps and more than 100,000 developers in the iPhone Developer Program. With over 40 million devices capable of running apps from the App Store, the rate of apps being downloaded will only increase. The App Store has become one giant beast with no signs of slowing down. Here is your chance to win a download code for Textropolis in celebration of AppAwards week. To win a download code for Textropolis, simply leave a relevant comment about this post or about Textropolis itself. The winner will be chosen randomly at the end of the day today (end of the day means 11:59 PM ET). Please remember to include your correct email address so we can contact the winner.