September saw a significant milestone for the Android Market, according to research2guidance, a market research firm. Their numbers show that in September the total number of applications submitted to the Android Market surpassed 500,000.
In September alone, the Android Market gained 42,000 applications–a new record.
However, 37% of the 500,000+ applications have been decommissioned, unpublished, or pulled for a wide variety of reasons. That leaves (approx) 315,000 applications still up and active in the Android Market.
Conversely, the Apple iPhone App Store has received more than 600,000 app submissions. Fewer of them, about 24%, have been pulled, though. With the higher submission rate and lower decommission rate, that leaves Apple with approximately 456,000 active applications, says research2guidance. (Apple claims to have more than 500,000 iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch applications).
“Although Apple regularly cleans up its store from inappropriate or outdated content, its active application share still exceeds that of Android,” said research2guidance in its report. “It is likely that the more rigid application submission requirements prevent developers from publishing multiple trial or low quality applications whereas publishers in the Android Market place a lot of market testing, trials, demo, and malware content. Over 78% of the apps removed from the Android Market were free, which could mean that publishers put more effort into the applications they place with the pay-per-download business model, thus ensuring that it is kept longer in store.”
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