Android Market, as of now, could be offering more applications for download and/or purchase than its rival Apple’s iTunes App Store. Per All Things Digital, Android Market has matched Apple’s 700,000 in terms of number of application available to users. That’s 25,000 more than it offered just a month ago.
Android application market growth rate has been accelerating right from the beginning and finally reached parity with the number of available apps in Apple’s App Store. In January 2012, Google Play achieved the 400K milestone and in the beginning of May Google Play stocked more than 500K applications worldwide – adding over 100K applications to the market in less than four months. In the same period in the Apple App Store ‘only’ 63K applications were added.
Apple now has a reason to think about doing something to boost the development of new application in App Store sooner rather than later. The Cupertino fruit company would probably argue that its quality that counts. Undoubtedly, The Appstore remains the largest store in terms of ‘quality applications’ available. What do you think?