An unofficial app tracker for Android, Android Lib stats suggest that there are now over 200,000 apps in the Android Market. This brings the Android Market on par or at-least near to the number of apps carried by rival; Apple, in their app store.
The latest stats on Android Lib show that there are now over 200K apps and games in the Android market. If this is true, this is definitely a phenomenal growth for the Android Market over the past two year. However, there are several people out there who doubt the viability of the apps in the Android market.
After I tweeted about the stats, several users began complaining that most of the apps are either bad or crash. However, the same can also be said about the apps in Apple’s app store. Majority of the apps in the app store are just there for numbers, most of them are practically useless. This trend though does not apply to a single app store and is common throughout every store out there.
Coming back more to the stats, the development of new apps for Android has definitely grown in the past year, with the past 3 months seeing almost 70,000 new apps and games being added to the market. Also, out of the 200K+ apps, 180K+ apps were added in 2010.
The app store milestone adds to the earlier milestone of over 300,000 Android devices being activated everyday. However, there is no official data out there to corroborate either of these milestones.
Take this information with a pinch of salt. These numbers may be inflated and we are trying to do our best to find out other sources to confirm this information.