CUPERTINO, California―Might 16, 2013―Apple® lately introduced that consumers have downloaded over 50 billion apps* from the progressive App Retailer℠. Shoppers are downloading greater than 800 apps in step with 2nd at a price of over two billion apps per 30 days at the App Retailer. The 50 billionth app was once Say the Identical Factor by means of Area Inch, LLC, which was once downloaded by means of Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio who won a $10,000 App Retailer Present Card to commemorate this ancient milestone.
“Apple wish to thank our improbable shoppers and builders for topping 50 billion apps downloaded,” mentioned Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice chairman of Web Device and Services and products. “The App Retailer utterly reworked how other people use their cell units and created a thriving app ecosystem that has paid out over 9 billion greenbacks to builders. We’re completely floored to pass this milestone in lower than 5 years.”
The App Retailer opened in July 2008 with 500 apps. Since its advent, Apple’s improbable developer neighborhood has created an app for doing virtually the entirety possible on an iPhone®, iPad® and iPod contact®.
“We had been blown away with our good fortune at the App Retailer again in 2008,” mentioned Wealthy Riley, CEO of Shazam. “And virtually 5 years later we proceed to be amazed with how a lot other people love the use of Shazam on their iPhone or iPad. With the App Retailer, we will without problems supply customers with updates that give them nice new options whilst making it simple for brand new customers to find and obtain Shazam for themselves.”
“We began our corporate in 2008 as 3 pals excited about growing nice tutorial apps for our youngsters,” mentioned Caroline Hu Flexer, co-founder of Duck Duck Moose. “The App Retailer introduced ‘Wheels at the Bus’ to the arena in a large approach. 16 apps later, a fan base of tens of millions of oldsters, kids and educators and a rising corporate with 20 full-time staff, we couldn’t be happier with our good fortune.”
“The App Retailer has been integral in getting us into the fingers of tens of millions of iOS customers and has reworked our industry,” mentioned Elizabeth Francis, Leader Advertising and marketing Officer of Gilt.com. “Our apps permit our individuals to get admission to their favourite gross sales on Gilt each day, anytime, any place. App Retailer shoppers have confirmed to be a faithful client base and feature been influential in making Gilt the globally identified logo it’s lately.”
The progressive App Retailer provides greater than 850,000 apps to iPhone, iPad and iPod contact customers in 155 international locations around the globe, with greater than 350,000 local iPad apps to be had. App Retailer shoppers can choose between an implausible vary of apps in 23 classes, together with newspapers and magazines presented in Newsstand, video games, industry, information, sports activities, well being & health and trip.
*50 billion distinctive downloads apart from re-downloads and updates.