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App Store Metrics

We originally created our metrics page in the fall of 2008 to celebrate the App Store reaching a milestone of what at the time seemed amazing, 10,000 apps. There was a tremendous response to that page and to the App Store which is well north of half a million apps now. We’ve added a few more interesting stats and expanded the ones that were there onto this new page. Let us know what else you’d like to see on these page either in the comments below or send us feedback via email. We’ll do what we can to include them in the future.

The source of the stats is the iTunes App Store itself. We grab data from the App Store and maintain historical information on the apps included.

9/2012: Metrics update. The method used to count live apps has changed to more accurately count the number of active apps. The result is that the live count has been reduced by about 10%.

App Store Stats Summary

Count of Active Applications in the App Store [details]

Total Active Apps (currently available for download): 1,153,422
Total Inactive Apps (no longer available for download): 396,950
Total Apps Seen in US App Store: 1,550,372
Number of Active Publishers in the US App Store: 299,549

Count of Application Submissions [details]

This Month (Games): 2,065 ( 98 / day )
This Month (Non-Games): 2,856 ( 136 / day )
This Month (Total): 4,921 ( 234 / day )

Application Price Distribution [details]

Current Average App Price: $1.31
Current Average Game Price: $0.71
Current Average Overall Price: $1.22

Application Category Distribution [details]

Most Popular Categories
1 - Games (215201 active)
2 - Education (122671 active)
3 - Business (97247 active)
4 - Lifestyle (94830 active)
5 - Entertainment (90620 active)

Page last updated: 2014-04-21 23:36:03 -0700 PDT
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    Very useful stats! They are for the US AppStore right? Is it possible to include stats for the UK AppStore as well?

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