Google established its Android Market in October 2008, and the company had to face number of months to hit 1 billion apps download which finally happened in July 2010. Exactly after a year, the Android market apps download reached to 6 billion figure. But, with an astounding growth in last four months, Android market has recorded 10 billionth app download today. Surprisingly, with 1 billion apps download per month, it’s beyond the expectation to imagine the growth rate of Android and its app in next few years.
In present scenario, a lineup of independent online apps stores – like Amazon, Barnes & Noble – is available in the market but seems primarily feeders. Currently, only two major online apps stores, to speak off, are Google’s Android Market Place and Apple App Store. The main rival of Android market place is only Apple Apps store which reached 10 billion downloads in January 2011 – exactly in two and half years of launch in July 2008.
The director of Android Developer Ecosystem –Eric Chu—wrote in a post on Android Developer blog, “One billion is a pretty big number by any measurement. However, when it’s describing the speed at which something is growing, it’s simply amazing. This past weekend, thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market exceeded 10 billion app downloads – with a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month. We can’t wait to see where this accelerating growth takes us in 2012.”
Though, the number of apps download is not important but the growth rate of apps download in last four month has really caught up everyone’s eye. The company took 21 months to reach 1 billion as depicted by bar chart above but now 1 Billion apps downloads has changed the culmination of the marketers. It needs company to increase its effort to avail the apps online in order to fulfill the demand of the users which has reached to 1 billion per month in numbers.
Really, it’s a time for special celebration, that’s why the company has announced to offer number of apps in Android Market for just 10 cents ($0.10) on Tuesday. The apps which are under celebration offers include Asphalt 6 HD, Color & Draw for Kids, Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro, Fieldrunners HD, Great Little War Game, Minecraft, Paper Camera, Sketchbook Mobile, Soundhound Infinity and Swiftkey X.
It’s obviously a good time for the Android market place because of outstanding growth rate. The aggressiveness of the Android market would be tough to counter for rivals like Apple. Though, Apple App Store reached the magic number of 10 billion way back this year but the Android’s recent growth, in last four months, has threaten to every online apps stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble.