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App Store Metrics

Application Category Distribution


Below are a list of all of the top level categories and the number of applications currently listed with that category as their primary one. You will note that some category totals seem low (like Newsstand), that is because very few apps list that category as their primary one.


Current Active Application Count By Category
Games214,840 (18.60%)
Education122,882 (10.64%)
Business97,482 (8.44%)
Lifestyle95,110 (8.23%)
Entertainment90,928 (7.87%)
Utilities62,263 (5.39%)
Books59,190 (5.12%)
Travel57,213 (4.95%)
Music39,252 (3.40%)
Sports32,913 (2.85%)
Productivity32,337 (2.80%)
Reference31,925 (2.76%)
Healthcare & Fitness31,912 (2.76%)
Photography30,486 (2.64%)
News29,555 (2.56%)
Finance27,871 (2.41%)
Medical24,950 (2.16%)
Food & Drink24,262 (2.10%)
Social Networking22,392 (1.94%)
Navigation15,366 (1.33%)
Catalogs7,644 (0.66%)
Weather4,451 (0.39%)
1 (0.00%)
Total1,155,226 (100.00%)


Page last updated: 2014-04-15 00:07:21 -0700 PDT