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App Store Count: 20,000 Applications and Growing [U]

Apple’s App Store has recently passed the 20,000 application mark. While Apple recently showcased that half a billion apps have been downloaded since the App Store’s launch, the ratio compared to how many applications are actually available is quite interesting.

The application count tracker at (hat tip TUAW), recently surpassed the 20,000 mark. When compared to the 500 million apps downloaded, the 20,000 number is important, yet we’re quite surprised it took so long to reach this mark. Especially given the abundance of fart apps, flashlights and to-do lists in the App Store.


Apple’s App Store has a been a source of heated debate since it was first unveiled. While issues get incredibly heated, Apple remains silent for the most part. Still, there’s no shortage of opinions or developer suggestions when it comes to how Apple should run the App Store, but whether Apple is listening or not remains relatively vague. Either way, 20,000+ applications in the App Store and 500 million+ apps downloaded are staggering numbers.

Update: explains that their app count is at 19,457 when factoring in applications that have been removed from the app store. While their overall count may be 500 apps shy of 20,000, it shouldn’t take too long for that number to rollover to 20,000+ “approved” applications.

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4 Comments to “App Store Count: 20,000 Applications and Growing [U]

jojo22 @ February 10th, 2009 at 9:33 pm
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Big milestone. Good to take note :)


cringle @ February 10th, 2009 at 9:51 pm
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I run a site that has the count at around 100 less than the 20,150 that apptisim shows. My count’s at like 20,040


smith @ February 10th, 2009 at 11:57 pm
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thx for update, was wondering what I was hearing. clarification is always a good thing


411macjunkie @ February 11th, 2009 at 7:52 pm
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Wow that is a great milestone! So much, so fast, so soon!