Apple’s App Store now has 1.5 million apps
When the Apple App Store kicked off on July 10, 2008, nobody envisioned the software catalogue to reach over 100 billion app downloads six years later. The App Store came at a time when software was usually downloaded from random sources, providing an environment for viruses and malwares to thrive unchecked successfully. With 30 percent of all revenue generated through apps taken by Apple, and 70 percent going to the publisher, the App Store redefined how software is being shared across the world. The Apple App Store isn’t the first organized source of applications albeit.
At Apple’s WWDC keynote yesterday, the iPhone maker announced that it’s app store has reached 1.5 million apps and counting. Apple also introduced the iOS 9 amid a lot of cool features at the event organized for it’s publishers and developers on Monday.
The Google Play Store for Android is perhaps, the only store that supersedes the Apple App Store in terms of popularity. In May 2015, Google said the Play Store has 1.5 million apps available for download. The Amazon Appstore and Windows Phone Store accounted for 360,000 and 340,000 apps respectively during the same period.