Apple's App Store Nears 1 Million Active Apps, Third Party Tracking

Apple's App Store is edging towards crossing the one million app mark, according to app tracking site 148Apps.biz. Apple long ago crossed the million app mark of apps that had been approved for the App Store, but as of December 9th, the company had some 998,919 apps and games currently active.

The most recent breakdown is from November, when the site said that Apple had some 816,060 apps and 181,613 games, for a total of 997,673. Apple has added another 1,200 apps and games since then. Other stats include 262,689 active publishers in the U.S. App Store, and 370,282 that are no longer available for download.

For added fun, we can look at a breakdown of the different categories of apps as of December 9th.

Current Active Application Count By Category
Games181,962 (18.22%)
Education107,844 (10.80%)
Entertainment81,690 (8.18%)
Lifestyle81,517 (8.16%)
Business76,890 (7.70%)
Books55,670 (5.57%)
Utilities55,479 (5.55%)
Travel50,236 (5.03%)
Music34,344 (3.44%)
Sports28,956 (2.90%)
Reference28,421 (2.85%)
Productivity28,003 (2.80%)
Healthcare & Fitness27,081 (2.71%)
Photography26,349 (2.64%)
News26,126 (2.62%)
Finance23,918 (2.39%)
Medical21,894 (2.19%)
Food & Drink19,758 (1.98%)
Social Networking19,141 (1.92%)
Navigation13,477 (1.35%)
Catalogs6,121 (0.61%)
Weather4,041 (0.40%)
 1 (0.00%)
Total998,919 (100.00%)

Source: 148Apps.biz

Games are the largest category, which isn't a surprise, but I personally find it interesting that the next biggest category is education. Also, what is the "1" app at the bottom. What category is so unmentionable as to not be mentioned? Inquiring minds want to know.

Lastly, the site also offers a breakdown by price, where we see that free apps (many of which are actually freemium apps) represent more than half of all apps. Almost 99.7 percent of apps are priced at US$29.99 and under, though if you search hard enough you can find a couple of score apps you spend a cool grand on.

Count By Price - Active Apps
App Price# Apps# GamesTotal% of Total
Free511,244105,125616,369(61.70%)
0.99136,08250,965187,047(18.72%)
1.9963,01014,41177,421(7.75%)
2.9934,4986,26240,760(4.08%)
3.9916,9731,38818,361(1.84%)
4.9919,7642,23121,995(2.20%)
5.995,4342725,706(0.57%)
6.993,1562803,436(0.34%)
7.992,5081082,616(0.26%)
8.991,749561,805(0.18%)
9.998,8435169,359(0.94%)
10.9971520735(0.07%)
11.9981924843(0.08%)
12.9977611787(0.08%)
13.9936920389(0.04%)
14.991,412411,453(0.15%)
15.9926717284(0.03%)
16.994086414(0.04%)
17.992349243(0.02%)
18.992966302(0.03%)
19.992,234582,292(0.23%)
20.99956101(0.01%)
21.9919411205(0.02%)
22.991197126(0.01%)
23.9987491(0.01%)
24.9965411665(0.07%)
25.992121213(0.02%)
26.9947047(0.00%)
27.992032205(0.02%)
28.99851398(0.01%)
29.991,104171,121(0.11%)
30.9961061(0.01%)
31.9925126(0.00%)
32.9927229(0.00%)
33.991080108(0.01%)
34.991781179(0.02%)
35.9943043(0.00%)
36.9931031(0.00%)
37.9984084(0.01%)
38.9937138(0.00%)
39.993333336(0.03%)
40.9921021(0.00%)
41.9921021(0.00%)
42.9931031(0.00%)
43.9922022(0.00%)
44.9991192(0.01%)
45.9911011(0.00%)
46.9918018(0.00%)
47.9951253(0.01%)
48.9932032(0.00%)
49.994978505(0.05%)
54.99984102(0.01%)
59.991137120(0.01%)
64.991010101(0.01%)
69.9985388(0.01%)
74.9968068(0.01%)
79.9973073(0.01%)
84.9921223(0.00%)
89.9969372(0.01%)
94.9925025(0.00%)
99.9936313376(0.04%)
109.9917017(0.00%)
119.9944044(0.00%)
124.99707(0.00%)
129.9927128(0.00%)
139.9931031(0.00%)
149.9972072(0.01%)
159.9918018(0.00%)
169.9914014(0.00%)
174.99303(0.00%)
179.9918018(0.00%)
189.9913013(0.00%)
199.9979281(0.01%)
209.99808(0.00%)
219.9923124(0.00%)
229.99404(0.00%)
239.99101(0.00%)
249.9934034(0.00%)
299.9955156(0.01%)
349.9921425(0.00%)
399.9929029(0.00%)
449.99808(0.00%)
499.9931031(0.00%)
599.9912012(0.00%)
699.99505(0.00%)
799.99606(0.00%)
899.99303(0.00%)
999.9946147(0.00%)
Total # apps:816,958181,959998,917(100.00%)
Total cost to buy all apps:$1,247,426.86$136,729.66$1,384,156.52 
Average App Price$1.53$0.75$1.39 

Source: 148Apps.biz

 

[Via Forbes]