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Apple’s AppStore Hits 100,000 Apps Milestone

Apple’s big news today is the remarkable achievement of over 100,000 apps in their App Store. Apple has been counting down the milestones since the store opened, last mentioning 85,000 in a conference call last month. There are some interesting trends developing, however, that put that number into perspective.

With those numbers, it’s no surprise that the evolution of the iPhone user and how they find and use iPhone apps have successively changed. Most recently, users have found that a simple search just doesn’t cut it anymore. There are just too many apps! To solve this, companies have begun to get smart about helping users figure out which iPhone apps are right for them through what we are calling social data.

The company said that reaching the 100,000 mark cemented its position as the largest application store in the world, and that customers in 77 countries had access to a range of applications in 20 categories, including items by Noel Edmonds and David Hasselhoff.

Users have downloaded over two billion applications, according to Apple, and a number of new features, such as ‘shake to shuffle’ and cut-and-paste functions, will only increase sales, the firm said.

Apple was keen to mention that its software development kit had proved popular with developers.

“The App Store, now with over 100,000 applications, is clearly a major differentiator for millions of iPhone and iPod touch customers around the world, ” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing.

“The iPhone SDK created the first great platform for mobile applications, and our customers are loving all of the amazing apps our developers are creating.”

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