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3/6/2012 (2 years ago)

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App sales average three for every person on Earth

Apple has reached 25 billion downloads from its App store, which is a highly substantial number - that number is enough for three for every person in the world, if the world's population is set at seven billion. It's just another jewel in the crown for Apple, who is raking in huge profits on record Smartphone and tablet sales. Apple has become the world's most valuable company based on its stock price.

The top three best selling free apps in the App Store currently are Draw Something Free, The Simpsons: Tapped Out and Camera Awesome.

The top three best selling free apps in the App Store currently are Draw Something Free, The Simpsons: Tapped Out and Camera Awesome.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

3/6/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: App store, Apple, downloads, Smartphone


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Visitors to Apple's home page see a huge banner announcing the incredible milestone. It's obvious that the people of the world love their apps. You have to wonder at what point app usage will overtake Web browsing, considering Smartphone usage is at an all-time high.

Nearly half of American adults now own a Smartphone, according to Pew Internet. That's an 11 percent increase in the number who owned one last May. The study also found that of the people who own a mobile phone, more are Smartphone users than non-Smartphone users.

Another factor that's contributing to ever-increasing app usage is the alacrity many apps work compared to the experience users have when they access a site using a regular web browser. Ebay's mobile app, for instance -- if you're at a store and find an item you're interested in, you can open the app and in one click scan the barcode of the item.

If the item is for sale on eBay you'll have instant access to the auctions selling it, in the manner of Amazon's app as well as many others that make shopping, connecting or gaming almost too fast and too easy.

According to AppleInsider, Apple has paid developers more than $4 billion and offers about 600,000 apps in its store. According to recent figures extrapolated by Aysmco, Apple has sold an estimated 410 million mobile devices as of the end of 2011. So if you take 25 billion downloads and divide it by 410 million you get about 61 apps per device.

The top three best selling free apps in the App Store currently are Draw Something Free, The Simpsons: Tapped Out and Camera Awesome. Highly popular choices such as Temple Run, Pinterest and Jetpack Joyride make the top 20. Users can always find perennial favorites such as Pandora Radio, Twitter and Facebook in the top 30 apps people are downloading.

The 25 billion download mark ends a promotion Apple had been touting in which the person to hit the milestone by downloading an app would win a $10,000 App Store gift card.

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