Apple’s iTunes App Store turns one year old this weekend. How many apps are there? 60,000 and growing. Fast. Over 200 new apps per day.
The most popular category in the store is games, with a total of 10,346 to choose from, closely followed by Entertainment (7,852) and Books (7,564). There are 9097 finance programs, 663 medical apps, 306 weather applications, and according to Krapps.com’s Alex Miro, at least 50 fart apps.
What’s the price tag for the average app and what would it cost if you bought one of each?
The average price of an app, including both the 12,754 free apps and the most expensive app (a video surveillance program called iRa with a $899.99 price tag) is $2.57. If you wanted to buy every app in the U.S. store today, according to 148Apps, it would cost you $145,885.87.
The number of active publishers? 14,935. “Developers, developers, developers…”