Apple has just sent out a press release stating that over 40 billion Apps have been downloaded from the App Store. Half of the downloads were done in the past year and two billion downloads in the last month (December). 500 million active accounts are now a part of the Apple App Store. Re-downloads and updates are not a part of these numbers. There are more than 775,000 Apps in the App Store, with 300,000 specifically tailored for the iPad. Apple has already paid out over $7 billion to App developers.
These figures are simply stunning and clearly prove time and time again that the market is explosive. The pace is extraordinary. As far is Google Play is concerned, the last public numbers suggested that over 25 billion Apps have been downloaded from the Google Play network and over 675,000 Apps are part of the ecosystem. Continue reading 40 Billion Downloads and Counting – Apple App Store