App Store Reaches 15 Billion Downloads

Last week, Apple announced that more than 15 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store by more than 200 million iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users worldwide.  Yes, I said billion, with a B.

“In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said in a press release from Apple on July 7.

Today there are more than 425,000 apps in the App Store.  In 9 months, Apple added more than 125,000 apps, that’s a lot of apps!  When Apple launched the App Store in July of 2008, there were only about 800 apps.

The 10 most popular free apps of all time from the App Store:

  1. Facebook
  2. Pandora
  3. Google Mobile App
  4. Shazam
  5. Movies by Flixster
  6. The Weather Channel
  7. Google Earth
  8. Bump
  9. Skype
  10. Paper Toss

Looking at that list, I only have 5 of the 10.  Guess I don’t like to contribute to the all time list!

Is there an app you’d like to see in the App Store that either isn’t on their or you just haven’t found yet?