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50,000,000,000 Downloaded

This afternoon the 50,000,000,000th app was downloaded from the App Store and Apple is celebrating by giving away $10,000 in App Store credit to some lucky person that pushed them across that threshold. This was pretty cool. Not the giveaway … Continue reading

App Store Turnover by Category Pt. 2

Yesterday I took a look at the turnover and composition of the Top 400 grossing iPhone chart by category which is, unsurprisingly, dominated by games. 75% of the top 400 grossing apps are games. I thought today I would drill … Continue reading

App Store Turnover by Category

There have been some stories recently about how games continue to dominate the charts on the App Store and have even been increasing that lead. Seems like someone mentioned, or perhaps I just thought it to myself, that while games … Continue reading

App Store Category Breakdown

Lately I’ve been wondering about the composition of the top apps on the App Store. You may remember that a while back I took a look at the composition of the Top 200 paid / grossing apps versus the number of submissions in each category. I kind of wanted to look at it in a slightly different way this time. Continue reading

More App Store Statistics

Yesterday I wrote about some App Store statistics I compiled which compare the breakdown of app apps submitted by category to those that make up the top 500 paid apps. It turns out a lot of people found this pretty interesting, but many also wondered what it would look like if the comparison was between all apps and the top 500 grossing apps. Getting on the top paid list is nice and all, but doesn’t necessarily mean those are the apps making the most money, and it turns out that developers are quite interested in were the money is going. That information is in the top grossing list. Well, I aim to please, so here goes. Continue reading