It's official folks. Apple has announced that there are more than 100,000 apps available for download in their highly successful App Store.
“The App Store, now with over 100,000 applications available, is clearly a major differentiator for millions of iPhone and iPod touch customers around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The iPhone SDK created the first great platform for mobile applications and our customers are loving all of the amazing apps our developers are creating.”
Apple also included a couple of quotes from high-profile developers in their press release just to drive home how uber-successful the App Store has been:
“The App Store has forever changed the mobile gaming industry and continues to improve,” said Travis Boatman, vice president of Worldwide Studios, EA Mobile. “With a global reach of over 50 million iPhone and iPod touch users, the App Store has allowed us to develop high quality EA games that have been a huge success with customers.”
“With 10,000 downloads a day, worldwide customer response to our I Am T-Pain App has exceeded our wildest expectations,” said Jeff Smith, CEO of Smule. “The App Store has given us a unique opportunity to create and grow a very successful business, and we’re looking forward to an exciting future.”
The App Store is currently serving 77 different countries, and has had well over two billion app downloads since its inception in July 2008.
So congratulations to Apple and all of the successful iPhone app developers out there for reaching another humongous milestone! Any predictions on when we will see the App Store surpass 150,000 apps?