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Over 100,000 Apps Now in the App Store, & T-Pain App is a Monster Success


Apple® today announced that developers have created over 100,000 apps for the revolutionary App Store, the largest applications store in the world. iPhone® and iPod touch® customers in 77 countries can choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. App Store users have downloaded well over two billion apps, continuing to make it the world ‘s most popular applications store.

Yeah, yeah “ now we ‘re into six figures for the number of apps available in the iPhone App Store.  These numbers are getting so big that I ‘m starting to feel (almost) numb to them.  One set of numbers mentioned in Apple ‘s press release on this milestone did catch my eye though “ some monster-big numbers for how often the I Am T-Pain app is being downloaded.

‘With 10,000 downloads a day, worldwide customer response to our I Am T-Pain App has exceeded our wildest expectations, ‘ said Jeff Smith, CEO of Smule. ‘The App Store has given us a unique opportunity to create and grow a very successful business, and we ‘re looking forward to an exciting future. ‘

Wow. I ‘m not much of mathematics or finance type “ at all “ but I think my quick math via the Dashboard calculator is right in saying that this equates to

  • 70,000 downloads a week
  • 300,000 downloads a month
  • Around $146,000 / week revenue after Apple ‘s 30% cut

That ‘s an awful lot of downloads and dosh.  Congratulations to Smule on that astounding success.  They ‘re also the makers of the much-heralded Ocarina and Leaf Trombone apps and as good a poster-child as any for success in the App Store I reckon.

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