[teleclick] Apple announced today that more than 100,000 third-party software applications are now available in the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
“The App Store, now with over 100,000 applications available, is clearly a major differentiator for millions of iPhone and iPod touch customers around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of product marketing.
Other smartphone manufacturers, including Research In Motion and Nokia, are also seeking to capitalize on the mobile software trend, but none has been able to duplicate the astounding success of the App Store. Apple’s marketplace is now available to users in 77 countries and has been used to download more than 2 billion apps, including everything from business software to games.
“The App Store has forever changed the mobile gaming industry and continues to improve,” commented Travis Boatman, vice president of the mobile division at U.S. video game giant, Electronic Arts. “With a global reach of over 50 million iPhone and iPod touch users, the App Store has allowed us to develop high quality EA games that have been a huge success with customers.”
100,000 Applications Now Available for iPhone Users