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App Store approaching 100,000 active titles

updated 01:10 pm EDT, Wed October 21, 2009

Figure goes unmentioned in Apple Q4 results

Apple has almost reached another important psychological milestone when it comes to the App Store, a tracking website claims. The store is said to be nearing over 100,000 active titles, scattered across a number of different categories. During its fourth-quarter results call, Apple cited only a figure of more than 85,000 apps; the current tally is already over 91,000, but Apple may be holding back in order to make a more dramatic announcement.

Games continue to represent the largest category at the App Store, with over 15,000 titles available. Entertainment follows in second at nearly 13,000 apps, and books occupy third place with a marginally smaller amount. A rapid drop-off begins at fourth place, as the travel category has a little over 6,500 titles. The smallest of the recognized categories is weather, with only slightly more than 400 choices. The number of App Store titles is already past 100,000 when considering inactive releases.




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  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    100,000 titles

    and 80% of them are c***.

  1. nat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    could be

    c*** climacs, i only have a dozen or so so can't really say, but remember, one man's ceiling is another man's floor. :)

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -7

    no...

    80% of them are farting apps. Apple has standards. You can't c*** on an iPhone.

  1. memyselfandimac

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Agreed, lots of C***...

    ... but it also is indicative of how easy Apple has made to develop for the iPhone. It's both a blessing and a curse with every idiot writing f*** apps etc..

    What I wish was that there was a more elegant/intelligent way of sorting through all the riffraff on the app store.

    There needs to be a scale that figures in what a app costs and apply a scoring value to user reviews based on that value. A positive review for a $10 app should boost its ranking 10x more than a positive ranking of a $.99 app. We all know that way more folks will just blow a $1 on a app without a 2nd thought than the people buying a $10 apps.

    Then both the user ranking and gross for that app should be viewable when your on that apps app store page.

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