One billion downloads in App Store – some numbers

On April 23rd, the Apple App Store crossed its one billion downloads treshold, only 9 months after its launch.

The most popular downloads are games and entertainment.
– 79% of iPhone users have downloaded a game from the App Store
– 78% entertainment
– 57% weather
– 55% music

The most popular app was Tapulous’s Tap Tap Revenge, a game that was downloaded by 32% of all iPhone users in February 2009.  Check here for a list of the 25 most popular apps.

The most used apps however, are weather related.
– 39% of iPhone users name weather related apps among their 3 most used apps.
– 20% names games among most used
– 25% go for Facebook as one of the most popular

A study has also shown that only 2% of iPhone users has never downloaded a mobile application

As far as revenues are concerned, remember that many of that billion downloads are free apps
iPhone owners spend less on individual apps, but on the positive side, they download more apps overall:
86 percent of iPhone owners have paid at most $.99 to $9.99 on a single app, but 83 percent of them have downloaded at least six apps.

Research firm Juniper predicts that revenues from mobile downloads will grow to exceed $ 25 billion by 2014.

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