The Apple Apps Store has grown in size so that it can now boast of over 10,000 iPad applications. The feat was achieved in only 63 days after the iPad was commercially launched on the 3rd of April. Also, this betters the earlier trend set by iPhone in 2008 when it had taken about five months to reach the 10,000 app mark.
It was only towards the end of April that Apple had reported having added 5,000 iPad apps and has gone on to double the figure in another six weeks. Impressive it sure is but going at the rate at which iPads continue to be picked up, this should hardly come as a surprise. And if you think its unbelievable, you can check it for yourself. For this, you’ll have to go to App Store app on the iPad. Here, the “Release Date” area will let you know how many apps have found their way to the Apple Apps Store. In fact, about a thousand of these were added since the keynote address at WWDC by Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Sure 10,000 apps and a figure that’s ever growing means there’s quite few of them to be downloaded but there does exists plenty of them that you would perhaps never like to download. Some of the most downloaded apps include Evernote, Plants vs. Zombies HD, SugarSync, Netflix, Dungeon Hunter HD, Wired and the Kindle app. Also, with that many Apps and with lots still to be added, many are not liking the idea of having to scroll through, what many would consider as ‘junk apps’.
With over 10,000 apps, the iPad has climbed on to the third spot among mobile applications platform and is behind its own stable mate iPhone that has a staggering 250,000 apps and Android Market taking the second spot with 50,000 apps. However, Android Market had taken almost 11 months to reach the 10,000 figure mark after it came into being in 2008.
The pace of iPad apps shows no sign of slowing, with over 950 new iPad apps added weekly.
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Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email