App Store Crosses Major Milestone—More Than One Million Apps Approved

BY Jason

Published 19 Nov 2012

Apple’s App Store has crossed another major milestone today according to folks at App Store discovery company Appsfire.

According to Appsfire, Apple has now approved more than 1 million apps in the App Store since it launched back in 2008.

Appsfire co-founder Ouriel Ohayon provided the following details to TheNextWeb:

Ouriel Ohayon, co-founder of Appsfire, provided some details of how the App Store sits today. Of the one million app submissions since 2008, 493,289 were paid and 158,848 were games. Of the 736,247 apps that are currently live 336,270 are paid (around 45 percent), while 120,065 are games (around 16 percent).

The number of apps available in the App Store are much lower than the 1 million mark as Apple or the developer may have removed the app for various reasons.

When Apple launched the App Store on July 10th, 2008, even Apple wouldn’t have thought in their wildest imaginations that it would end up becoming such a huge success.

The success of the App Store was clear when one billion apps were downloaded in just 9 months and as of October, customers had downloaded 35 billion apps from the App Store. Apple has also announced that it has paid out $6.5 billion to developers.

[Appsfire via The Next Web]