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Two Billions Hit!

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As it was in Sesame Street I should start” Today post is sponsoed by the number 2 billions”. that is the number of iPhone and iPod Touch applications downloaded from the AppStore so far. As Apple has announced, today in AppStore shelves you can find more than 85 thousands of applications (more than 21 K of them are games). The possible number of customers counts for 50 millions – that is how many iPhones and iPod Touch devices have been sold. And for dessert – 125 K – that is how many developers have joined the iPhone Developers Program.

A ofercie sklepu AppStore jest ponad 85 tysięcy pozycji

There is more than 85K applications in AppStore to choose form

Once someone has counted that many application downloaded to iPhone are being used only once – in the day of downloading. On the second hand there are some apps – sometimes ridiculously simple – that are becoming a real bestseller (for example the Koi Pond App – a virtual aquarium with some gold fish in  it) and are visible on bestseller lists for many weeks.  But virtually I think that you can find in AppStore everything – there is something for gamers, for Sudoku fans, for gourmand, cooks, painters, photography amateurs etc.
I won’t discover America saying that AppStore has been as strong success factor for iPhone as the iTunes and iTuens Store have been for iPods. Without the service the same device wouldn’t become such a hit and wouldn’t gained so much interest among users. Today, when Apple is announcing the 2 billion sale figure, other giants like Nokia, Google Palm or windows – or having own application markets – must feel a bit sad and being pretty far behind.

AppStore
AppStore

A ofercie sklepu AppStore jest ponad 85 tysięcy pozycji
A ofercie sklepu AppStore jest ponad 85 tysięcy pozycji

Ktoś kiedyś policzył, że większość aplikacji na iPhone’a jest uruchamianych tylko raz – w dniu pobrania . A potem leży odłogiem w pamięci urządzenia. Z drugiej strony często wręcz śmiesznie proste programy stają się bestsellerami i tygodniami nie schodzą z list przebojów AppStore’a (np. Koi Pond, czyli wirtualne jeziorko ze złotymi rybkami).

W praktyce chyba każdy – zapalony gracz, miłośnik audiobooków, amator fotografii, smakosz, fan fitnessu czy mistrz sudoku – znajdzie tu coś dla siebie. Tak jak iTunes Store zadecydowało (między innymi) o sukcesie iPodów, tak AppStore ucznił z apple’owskiej komórki sprzedażowy hit. Choć wszyscy liczący producenci starają się nadgonić Apple’a i otwierają własne markety z programami (Android Market, sklep Nokii, Palma czy Winowsa) to chyba wszyscy muszą mieć dzisiaj niezbyt wesołe miny i czuć się nieco z tyłu.

AppStore
AppStore

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Written by Malgosia Minta

September 28, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Posted in gizmos

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