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Android Market tops 400,000 apps as developers embrace Google

January 4th, 2012

Google’s Android Market reportedly reached a new milestone over New Year’s weekend, surpassing 400,000 available applications for the first time. Mobile app watcher Distimo on Tuesday reported the feat, which it says was accomplished in about the same amount of time that it took Apple’s App Store — both on-device software catalogs reportedly took approximately …

Apple’s Mac App Store passes 100 million downloads

December 12th, 2011

Apple’s Mac App Store hasn’t changed the industry quite like its iOS App Store did three years ago, but the Cupertino-based company on Monday announced that it has now served more than 100 million downloads from its desktop software store. “In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac …

More than a million mobile apps now available across major platforms

December 8th, 2011

More than one million mobile applications are now available across the top-four mobile platforms according to analytics company Mobilewalla. The firm said recently that it anticipated the million-app threshold would likely be crossed this week, and as of Thursday the total number of available apps in Apple’s iOS App Store, Google’s Android Market, RIM’s BlackBerry App World …

Available apps across major mobile platforms approaching million-app milestone

December 5th, 2011

The total number of mobile applications available across the top-four smartphone platforms in the world is now approaching the 1 million-app milestone, further highlighting the rapid growth of the smartphone and tablet software market. As of the end of last week, there were 989,863 applications available across Apple’s iOS App Store, Google’s Android Marketplace, RIM’s BlackBerry …

Google’s Gmail iOS app reappears in App Store

November 16th, 2011

Google’s Gmail application for iOS is again available in the iTunes App Store. The application originally launched on November 2nd but was pulled hours later after Google discovered that notifications weren’t working properly. Google says it has fixed the bug and that notifications now work as originally intended. Image HTML emails will also display properly …

Android said to have overtaken Apple in global mobile app downloads

October 25th, 2011

Applications downloaded to Android devices in the second quarter surpassed the number apps downloaded from Apple’s iOS App Store. New data from market research and intelligence firm ABI Research shows that Android overtook iOS by a substantial margin in the June quarter, having been responsible for 44% of mobile app downloads around the world compared …

Android Market surpasses 500,000 published apps

October 21st, 2011

The total number of published applications in Google’s Android Market climbed past the half-million mark in September. According to data from mobile app market intelligence firm research2guidance, the Android Market surpassed 500,000 published apps last month, but over 37% of submissions have been removed over time for a variety of reasons. Apple’s App Store has …

Bigger isn’t always better: Nokia Ovi Store apps downloaded 160% more than iOS apps

September 7th, 2011

Apple’s iOS App Store is the world’s most popular on-device mobile app portal by leaps and bounds, but that doesn’t necessarily make it the best opportunity for developers according to Berlin, Germany-based market research firm research2guidance. Apple has a wide lead over competitors in terms of overall downloads and the number of applications in its App Store, …

Nokia Ovi Store now serving 7 million daily downloads

July 27th, 2011

Nokia recently announced that its Ovi Store has served a record 7.62 million downloads in a single day. The figure is a large jump from the 3 million daily downloads Nokia said the Ovi Store was serving in October of last year. The phone maker attributed its app store’s popularity to the decision to remove …

Magazine and newspaper subscriptions now available on Kindle for iOS

July 25th, 2011

Amazon has updated its Kindle for iOS application with support for magazine and newspaper subscriptions. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users can now browse, purchase, and read from more than 100 newspapers and magazines, complete with high resolution color photos, and the company confirmed that more content is on its way. Amazon customers with existing …