Apple App Store has twice as many apps as Facebook

A study by mobile application analytics company Flurry reveals that Apple’s App Store now has more than twice the number of applications as the Facebook Platform, despite Facebook’s much larger market of users.

Flurry estimates that as of its 18th month this January, the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and  iPad devices has 140,000 applications, while the Facebook Platform only reached 60,000 apps in 18 months. The difference might exist because the App Store provides a clearer path to revenue and return on investment than Facebook’s until-recently ad-supported application platform.

Regardless, the difference is surprising because Facebook has 400 million users, while the iPhone OS used by App Store applications has significantly fewer.

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