According to 42 MATTERS, there are more games than any other app in App Store and more Apps under categories Education than any other categories in Play Store. The 42matters monitors broad trend on mobile data, specifically on Play Store and App Store. They’ve made a sliver of the data they’ve collected through their API free to the public, and it’s fascinating. Though this is not any official data, however, it just gives us an interesting look on Play Store and App Store.
There are 2.7 million Apps in Play store and about 2.0 Million Apps in App Store. An interesting fact is that on both stores, over 80% of apps are free, 91.9% in Play Store and 84% in App Store. There are 81.8 percent Apps and remaining games in Play Store and 77.3% Apps in App Store and remaining is games.
Approximately 3 million apps in Play Store could be due to Android’s reach across the worldwide market, cheap access to the Play Store for developers. The Google charges $25 per year for submitting an app for approval and Android SDK and Android Studio is available free on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. On the other hand, Apple charges $99 per year and the XCode SDK works only on Mac computers.
In last three months, 118.5K, 119.8K and 120.1K new apps were released in Google Play Store in August, September, and October respectively, that makes 4118 apps per day. Similarly, as in App Store 22.9K, 182K, and 101.8K new apps were released in the months August, September and October respectively, on an average of 4135 apps per day.
Now, let’s talk about the price distribution. On Play Store, 73K apps cost you less than $1 and about 3K apps cost around $9 – $10. In App Store, 138K apps are available under $1 and 10K apps will cost you $9 – $10.
If we separate the data according to the categories, Play Store has over 220K apps in Education category and App store has over 470K games in the store.
There are some interesting data in 42matters, you need to check out right now.