Apple’s App Store now home to over 500,000 apps

By on May 24, 2011 at 8:10 PM.

Apple’s App Store now home to over 500,000 apps

According to new data from Chop, 148apps, and Chillingo, Apple’s iTunes App Store has approved more than 500,00 applications. In an infographic posted on Facebook, the group notes that Apple has worked with 85,569 different developers and that the average price of a paid application is $3.64. Similarly, 37% of all applications are free. The most popular iTunes categories (ranked by downloads), are games (15%), books (14%), entertainment (11%), education (8%), lifestyle (7%), and utilities (6%). If it seems like Angry Birds has been a hit for nearly a year, that’s because it spent 275 days in the No. 1 spot. Apple has yet to confirm these figures and App Shopper, another third-party that monitors the App Store, currently says there are about 499,200 live applications in the store. We expect to hear more on the matter during Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference when it kicks off on June 6th. More →

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EA acquires Chillingo for $20mm; Angry Birds now angrier than ever

By on October 20, 2010 at 5:24 PM.

EA acquires Chillingo for $20mm; Angry Birds now angrier than ever

Electronic Arts confirmed today that it will acquire Angry Birds publisher Chillingo in a deal rumored to be worth just under $20 million. Unfortunately the birds aren’t likely to see much of that cash, as Rovio, the developer behind the wildly popular mobile game, is not a part of the acquisition. In fact, Rovio has since told TechCrunch that it will not be using Chillingo anymore — news that EA is likely not too happy about. Chillingo has published several popular mobile games including Angry Birds and Cut the Rope, developed by ZeptoLab. Angry Birds and Cut the Rope are currently ranked No. 1 and 3 respectively on Apple’s paid app charts. The deal comes on the heels of the company’s $400 million acquisition of Japanese mobile game developer Ngmoco. Clearly, EA has no plans of slowing its attack on the mobile gaming space. More →

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