iPhone Apps n’ Store
The App Store stats summary from April 4th, 2010 is quite revealing. In the beginning, the first tip-off that Apple was up to something came on December 14th, 1999, when Apple purchased the domain name www.iphone.org, which up through the present day directs visitors to Apple’s main corporate page. Since that time, Apple has realized some significant growth. The following stats will reveal that it is quite impressive.
Take a look at the count of active applications that are presently available in the App Store:
The count of application submissions is also quite impressive:
Now have a look at the application price distribution:
The most popular categories are as follows (the size of the share represents category share):
Another interesting thing to look at is the relationship between Google and iPhone. It is a fact that Google commands over half of all the Web traffic on iPhones. Of course, this is not too shocking, considering that Google is the default browser. These statistics are taken from the Chikitah Research report, and are quite interesting:
As of April 29, 2010, Apple purchased Siri, which is a developer of an iPhone voice search application. It appears as if this is another attempt by Apple to get ahead of Google’s Voice Search that is available on the Android. Perhaps this feature will be available on iPhone 4.0, which would be quite impressive.
The following statistics demonstrate the applications available per smart phone platform:
By the end of 2010, Apple expects to see some substantial growth. They anticipate application development will triple and reach 570,000. Also impressive is that from June of last year, Apple anticipated requests to be up 20%, but in the past three months alone, with over 100,000 registered iPhone app developers, iPhone App Quotes experienced this 20% increase in registered developers.
Sources: ElectricPig, 184Apps.biz, PrMac, Apple