Every day, I write a post called Apps Rush for The Guardian’s Apps Blog. It’s basically every new and notable app that’s come out that day, based on a mixture of RSS feeds from the four big app stores, press releases and emails from developers.
As I finished today’s I thought it would be interesting to crunch some numbers. Here’s what they show:
- In total, 72 apps appeared in the Apps Rush columns this week: an average of 14.4 a day. And bear in mind, this is just things I considered notable - filtering out all the rubbish.
- 54 of these apps (75%) were available for iOS, including 46 that were only available on iOS. Apple still has a big dominance for developer/publisher/brand mindshare when it comes to choosing a lead platform.
- Others? 15 of the apps were available on Android (20.8%), nine on Windows Phone (12.5%) and just two on BlackBerry (2.8%). The total adds up to more than 100%, because some apps were on multiple platforms.