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Google Has Reportedly Ended 2014 With More Apps Than Apple [Chart]

Google Has Reportedly Ended 2014 With More Apps Than Apple [Chart]

Posted January 13, 2015 at 9:09pm by iClarified
Google has ended 2014 with more apps than Apple, according to AppFigures.

In a blog post today, AppFigures notes that "Google finally closed the gap and actually jumped ahead of Apple, ending the year with more than 1.43 million apps compared to 1.21 million. Amazon, although a distant third, grew its catalog by nearly 90% to 293k apps."

The number of developers on Google Play also grew tremendously, exceeding Apple for the third year in a row. Google is now distributing apps from almost 400,000 developers. That compares to around 275,000 for Apple.

Finally, AppFigures reports that all three app stores grew by at least 50% with the fastest growing iOS app categories being Business, Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Social Networking, and Catalogs.

Check out the charts below or hit the link for even more analysis on app store growth in 2014.

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Google Has Reportedly Ended 2014 With More Apps Than Apple [Chart]

Google Has Reportedly Ended 2014 With More Apps Than Apple [Chart]

Google Has Reportedly Ended 2014 With More Apps Than Apple [Chart]
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No Surprise
No Surprise - January 14, 2015 at 8:14am
Would have to agree with #Jackson Browne. As for all others claiming half the apps on Google Play are crap compared to Apple’s, would mean they also own an android device and have tried plenty of (same category) apps from both stores for comparison– otherwise their statement is the only crap here. Neither of the ‘stores’ have exclusivity to prime apps e.g. Sports (NBA, NHL, NFL), NAV apps (Navigon, TomTom, Garmin), Business, Social…..etc As for Google Play becoming/being bigger than Apple was just a matter of time as there are more android users than iOS users worldwide, meaning the developers have a larger consumer pool in the android market to target which again means more potential earnings.
areilly111 - January 14, 2015 at 3:53am
More apps without quality control
AlenS - January 14, 2015 at 3:08am
I don't see any quality application that is exclusive to Google Play.
Techno - January 14, 2015 at 1:25am
Working Apps versus Junk Apps that is actually compatible with most Android is different... This report is silly.
gamerscul9870 - January 14, 2015 at 12:57am
The only reason Google has more it's because the coding is open source material.
SimonSays - January 14, 2015 at 12:10am
lol. Quality over quantity any time of the day!!!! Most apps on the Google App Store are useless.
Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne - January 13, 2015 at 10:54pm
This does seem like pretty useless information, at least in isolation. The meaningful comparison is useful apps between the two platforms, admittedly a subjective evaluation. It is clear that most App Store apps are worthless. I assume that the same is true of most Google Play apps. Even so, on whichever platform one uses, as long as there is a sufficient number of good apps, isn't that all that really matters?
Vic - January 13, 2015 at 9:49pm
Lol, but more than half of those apps sre useless and scams
Vic - January 14, 2015 at 12:33am
Nope, I've been with apple since the iPod Video lmao. Your mom wants my D
Quality over quantity
Quality over quantity - January 13, 2015 at 9:30pm
In other news, google play has less restrictions on the apps that are submitted, therefore they allow more crap to flow into their store. I can buy 1 diamond for $1000 from store 1 or I can buy 1 Tonne of dog shit for $1000 from store 2. Just because I get more from store 2 does not mean store 2 is better.
Quality over quantity
Quality over quantity - January 14, 2015 at 1:36am
Actually I still use my classic Nokia 8210
gamerscul9870 - January 14, 2015 at 1:38am
Using something that catches up with everything else. How many apps in the shattered glass?
Samsung Head
Samsung Head - January 13, 2015 at 9:30pm
The beginig of the end for Apple-Crapple, viva Samsung
gamerscul9870 - January 14, 2015 at 12:54am
The bigger impact and downfall of Samsung-@ssamsung. Paying trolls to do what they do best. More apps isn't everything, what about overall download year after year? Exactly.
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