It took the iPhone App Store 482 days to hit six figures. The iPad did it in about 450.
Sometime this week, the number of apps written or adapted for Apple's (AAPL) iPad hit the 100,000 mark.
It's hard to say exactly when. On Thursday afternoon, MacStories' Frederico Viticci noticed that the number posted on the iPad's App Store (under Featured/Release Date) had rolled over to 100,161.
That's curious because when we checked MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 30, 2011 1:25 PM ET
Private "storefronts" let corporations outfit employees with homegrown business apps.
FORTUNE -- Want to develop a small-molecule-based drug? There's an app for that. But you won't find it in Apple's App Store -- it's available only through a private storefront run by biotech giant Genentech.
The company, based in South San Francisco, Calif., has created some 20 mobile apps for its employees -- and a dozen more are in the works. In MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 28, 2011 5:00 AM ET
The decision follows an official request from the Israeli government
Apple (AAPL) on Wednesday removed a controversial application from the App Store after a Jewish human rights group and a top Israeli official complained that it contained anti-Semitic content and promoted violence against Israel.
The app, "The Third Intifada," passed along anti-Israeli news and alerted users of upcoming protests against Israel.
"Intifada" -- literally "shaking off" -- is the Arabic term for two MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 22, 2011 8:10 PM ET
Having ported a hit game from iOS, one developer reveals the good, the bad and the ugly
"With Battleheart having been on sale for a few weeks, I feel I'm equipped to offer up some impressions of the Android market from a developer's perspective."
So began a post Saturday by Noah Bordner, a veteran game animator (EA, Lukas Arts, Bungie) whose indie development house Mika Mobile has had several hits on Apple's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 20, 2011 6:46 AM ET
An analyst offers three reasons Apple relaxed its rules for App Store subscriptions
RBC's Mike Abramsky was the first analyst out of the gate Friday to comment on Apple's (AAPL) decision to make it easier for publishers and other content partners to offer in-app subscriptions.
In a note to clients, Abramsky lists three reasons he thinks Steve Jobs blinked:
Apple realized it had gone too far. "Apple has been criticized for its heavy-handed MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 10, 2011 11:22 AM ET
Some of the most draconian restrictions in its App Store subscription rules have been lifted
Last February, when Apple (AAPL) announced the rules by which publishers and other content providers could offer subscriptions through its App Store, Steve Jobs made them sound like the most reasonable thing in the world.
"Our philosophy is simple," he wrote. "When Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple earns a 30 percent share; when MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 9, 2011 11:05 AM ET
Out of 72,000 paid apps in Google's Android Market, only two have sold more than 500,000 copies
The Utrecht-based analytics company Distimo generated some catchy headlines last month with a report suggesting that Google's (GOOG) Android Market was rapidly catching up to Apple's (AAPL) App Store and might surpass it by July.
What that report didn't mention, as Roughly Drafted's Daniel Eran Dilger pointed out in a pungent analysis entitled "Distimo polishes MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 27, 2011 6:57 AM ET
The App Store is turning into a proving ground for Saturday morning cartoons, which means the screeching cat and his friends could soon be on a TV, cereal box and onesie near you.
FORTUNE -- Andrej Nabergoj has spent the last year turning a $60 cat into a millionaire. He's the CEO of Outfit7, the company that makes the talking-character apps your three-year old has likely been teething on for the MOREChadwick Matlin - May 25, 2011 1:38 PM ET
Jack Dorsey is trying to make it hip to use Square's new Register and Tabs features, and he's taking a page from Apple on premium pricing.
FORTUNE -- Jack Dorsey's startup, Square, gets a lot of attention from the media. After all, Dorsey is also the co-founder of Twitter, which means plenty of people in Silicon Valley want to know about his every move. But Square's high-profile status doesn't mean its MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 24, 2011 1:59 PM ET
Less than three years after it opened for business, the App Store hit the half-million mark
Here's a nice round number likely to be trotted out at the Apple's (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Sometime after midnight Tuesday morning, the iTunes team pushed through a batch of app submissions that sent the total over a six-figure milestone. In 34 months, Apple has approved more than 500,000 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 24, 2011 6:38 AM ET
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