With its second birthday just behind it Apple’s App Store now boasts 300,000 Apps. The App Store Gnomes are apparently pumping around 1000 new Apps per day into the store, once they have tortured them for long enough to ensure they are up to scratch.
Just under two-thirds of the total apps in iTunes are paid apps. Games still come a close second to Books as the most downloaded media both having a smidgen under 17% each of overall downloads.
One thing worth considering is that this figure is not necessarily showing us the whole picture. Although it is probably a good estimate, there are a lot of apps which have been in the App Store, but have been taken off sale. However, as a counterpoint to that, this most recent survey data, collated by Mobclix, does not take into account many apps sold outside the US.
The Android Marketplace is fast on the heels of the App Store, now reported as having over 100,000 apps.
Both marketplaces are set to grow further as we get closer to the end of the year but the Android Marketplace is expected to do so more, as a shower of new Android tablet devices hit highstreet shelves.
Will Android Apps overtake those of iOS in 2011? When will the App Store hit 1 Million apps? 2011 or 2012? Have your say in the comments.