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App Store now home to 300,000 titles

A new milestone for iOS devices after just two years

Apple's mobile application and game marketplace has now passed 300,000 entries, reaching that milestone in just over two years.

The App Store currently attracts around 1000 new Apps per day, reports Mobclix (via VentureBeat), with the ratio of paid to free entries approximately 69 versus 31 per cent.

Games constitute the second-most popular download category at 16.6 per cent (just behind books at 16.8 per cent).

The 300,000 total count is not exact, with tens of thousands of Apps now inactive - but conversely many non-US Apps are not covered.

The rival Android Marketplace is fast on the rise, however currently reported as exceeding 113,000. This may increase as a wave of Android-based iPad rivals, such as the Advent Vega and Archos 70/101, arrive at retail next month.

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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 7 years ago
Android appears to be catching up fast.
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Christopher Goodno Studying Computer Sciences, University of Maryland7 years ago
It's easy to catch up when a lot of the Android apps are ports from iOS. I see the same happening with WP7 (horrible name, btw). I do love the arguments of Android providing everything people need when the mass majority of the apps are merely ports from iOS. In general, at least the market is being equalized in a manner that people can find what they need on many different phones provided by different phone services.
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Kevin Clark-Patterson Lecturer in Games Development, Lancaster and Morecambe College7 years ago
Free Angry Birds will help raise awareness especially when App Store price is 59p

Best bargain of the year!
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Private Industry 7 years ago
Quality > Quantity
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