App Store Metrics

We originally created our metrics page in the fall of 2008 to celebrate the App Store reaching a milestone of what at the time seemed amazing, 10,000 apps. There was a tremendous response to that page and to the App Store which is well north of half a million apps now.

We’ve added a few more interesting stats and expanded the ones that were there onto this new page. Let us know what else you’d like to see on these page either in the comments below or send us feedback via email. We’ll do what we can to include them in the future.

The source of the stats is the iTunes App Store itself. We grab data from the App Store and maintain historical information on the apps included.

9/2012: Metrics update. The method used to count live apps has changed to more accurately count the number of active apps. The result is that the live count has been reduced by about 10 percent.

App Store Stats Summary

Count of active applications in the App StoreDetails

Total Active App (currently available for download): 1,744,185

Total Inactive Apps (no longer available for download): 218,936

Total Apps Seen in US App Store: 1,963,121

Number of Active Publishers in the US App Store: 422,207

Count of application submissionsDetails

This Month (Apps): 35,669 ( 1,189 / day )

This Month (Games): 12,379 ( 413 / day )

This Month (Total): 48,048 ( 1,602 / day )

Application price distributionDetails

Current Average App Price: $1.26

Current Average Game Price: $0.63

Current Average Overall Price: $1.12

Application Category DistributionDetails

Most Popular Categories

  1. Games (381,501 active)
  2. Business (180,828 active)
  3. Education (169,790 active)
  4. Lifestyle (150,587 active)
  5. Entertainment (114,797 active)

Count of Active Applications in the App Store

This page shows the number of active applications in currently in the US App Store. Active applications, for the purpose of these metrics, are applications that appeared in the app store on a particular day/week/month.

Total Active App (currently available for download): 1,744,185

Total Inactive Apps (no longer available for download): 218,936

Total Apps Seen in US App Store: 1,963,121

Number of Active Publishers in the US App Store: 422,207

Count of Active Applications By Month
Month # Apps # Games # Total
2015-06 1,362,684 381,501 1,744,185
2015-05 1,325,880 368,848 1,694,728
2015-04 1,274,065 351,176 1,625,241
2015-03 1,250,012 342,234 1,592,246
2015-02 1,215,747 330,293 1,546,040
2015-01 1,174,059 316,212 1,490,271
2014-12 1,144,447 305,144 1,449,591
2014-11 1,111,078 292,134 1,403,212
2014-10 1,073,436 279,018 1,352,454
2014-09 1,040,882 268,024 1,308,906
2014-08 1,008,779 256,341 1,265,120
2014-07 958,048 223,988 1,182,036
2014-06 942,175 219,834 1,162,009
2014-05 922,623 217,670 1,140,293
2014-04 921,781 214,544 1,136,325
2014-03 917,631 211,661 1,129,292
2014-02 902,254 204,774 1,107,028
2014-01 878,485 197,669 1,076,154
2013-12 849,273 191,914 1,041,187
2013-11 824,405 185,570 1,009,975
2013-10 795,234 178,798 974,032
2013-09 763,982 172,043 936,025
2013-08 738,311 167,182 905,493
2013-07 715,364 162,548 877,912
2013-06 691,274 158,179 849,453
2013-05 669,298 154,583 823,881
2013-04 643,705 150,314 794,019
2013-03 617,756 145,957 763,713
2013-02 593,726 141,892 735,618
2013-01 572,603 138,548 711,151
2012-12 552,422 135,577 687,999
2012-11 532,364 131,698 664,062
2012-10 511,077 128,614 639,691
2012-09 490,165 125,377 615,542
2012-08 469,585 121,913 591,498
2012-07 452,974 118,993 571,967
2012-06 437,593 116,259 553,852
2012-05 422,345 113,679 536,024
2012-04 405,568 110,991 516,559
2012-03 389,747 108,277 498,024
2012-02 373,430 105,587 479,017
2012-01 359,331 103,150 462,481
2011-12 344,918 100,668 445,586
2011-11 331,332 97,695 429,027
2011-10 318,409 95,674 414,083
2011-09 305,464 93,698 399,162
2011-08 293,181 91,586 384,767
2011-07 281,298 89,499 370,797
2011-06 271,162 87,500 358,662
2011-05 259,044 85,335 344,379
2011-04 247,913 83,459 331,372
2011-03 236,115 81,167 317,282
2011-02 224,670 78,872 303,542
2011-01 214,906 76,856 291,762
2010-12 204,864 74,992 279,856
2010-11 191,512 72,228 263,740
2010-10 181,792 70,599 252,391
2010-09 171,468 68,859 240,327
2010-08 163,148 67,411 230,559
2010-07 153,573 65,729 219,302
2010-06 144,618 64,279 208,897
2010-05 135,905 62,738 198,643
2010-04 127,826 61,454 189,280
2010-03 118,885 59,520 178,405
2010-02 110,392 58,253 168,645
2010-01 103,464 57,058 160,522
2009-12 96,998 55,996 152,994
2009-11 88,678 54,306 142,984
2009-10 84,007 53,270 137,277
2009-09 79,757 52,313 132,070
2009-08 75,525 51,292 126,817
2009-07 71,707 50,410 122,117
2009-06 68,515 49,704 118,219
2009-05 65,694 48,970 114,664
2009-04 63,350 48,302 111,652
2009-03 60,751 47,681 108,432
2009-02 58,321 47,118 105,439
2009-01 56,037 46,617 102,654
2008-12 54,358 46,183 100,541
2008-11 52,949 45,787 98,736
2008-10 51,838 45,450 97,288
2008-09 50,812 45,125 95,937
2008-08 50,082 44,871 94,953
2008-07 49,538 44,678 94,216
Unknown 49,013 44,471 93,484

Count of Application Submissions

This page tracks the number of applications submitted per month to the iTunes App Store. This is determined by the application release date. While this can be changed by the developer before release, it usually isn't. Note that due to approval delay, the last few weeks may not be properly represented and are not displayed.

App Submissions By Month
Month # Apps # Games # Total Avg/Day
2015-06 35,669 12,379 48,048 1,602
2015-05 42,210 14,642 56,852 1,895
2015-04 32,722 11,424 44,146 1,472
2015-03 34,779 12,203 46,982 1,566
2015-02 31,732 11,272 43,004 1,433
2015-01 35,353 12,004 47,357 1,579
2014-12 30,933 13,020 43,953 1,465
2014-11 35,239 12,464 47,703 1,590
2014-10 32,873 11,382 44,255 1,475
2014-09 26,856 10,393 37,249 1,242
2014-08 32,777 13,149 45,926 1,531
2014-07 35,243 12,597 47,840 1,595
2014-06 33,027 11,751 44,778 1,493
2014-05 34,362 12,467 46,829 1,561
2014-04 34,160 13,124 47,284 1,576
2014-03 30,713 13,115 43,828 1,461
2014-02 24,279 7,796 32,075 1,069
2014-01 30,800 7,292 38,092 1,270
2013-12 27,762 9,112 36,874 1,229
2013-11 30,177 8,728 38,905 1,297
2013-10 29,506 7,641 37,147 1,238
2013-09 26,356 6,640 32,996 1,100
2013-08 23,558 6,649 30,207 1,007
2013-07 26,077 6,610 32,687 1,090
2013-06 23,365 5,327 28,692 956
2013-05 25,816 5,911 31,727 1,058
2013-04 25,199 5,908 31,107 1,037
2013-03 23,576 5,439 29,015 967
2013-02 21,553 4,619 26,172 872
2013-01 23,437 4,911 28,348 945
2012-12 21,738 5,790 27,528 918
2012-11 26,577 5,550 32,127 1,071
2012-10 19,997 4,139 24,136 805
2012-09 20,985 4,464 25,449 848
2012-08 18,926 4,160 23,086 770
2012-07 14,283 3,183 17,466 582
2012-06 17,515 3,713 21,228 708
2012-05 20,037 4,173 24,210 807
2012-04 18,559 3,995 22,554 752
2012-03 18,905 3,916 22,821 761
2012-02 16,153 3,511 19,664 655
2012-01 16,140 3,405 19,545 652
2011-12 16,824 4,620 21,444 715
2011-11 15,435 3,251 18,686 623
2011-10 14,867 3,320 18,187 606
2011-09 14,708 3,192 17,900 597
2011-08 14,053 3,109 17,162 572
2011-07 11,644 2,710 14,354 478
2011-06 12,825 2,778 15,603 520
2011-05 12,695 2,481 15,176 506
2011-04 12,962 2,673 15,635 521
2011-03 15,509 3,259 18,768 626
2011-02 14,578 3,049 17,627 588
2011-01 15,032 2,824 17,856 595
2010-12 20,286 4,026 24,312 810
2010-11 14,169 2,252 16,421 547
2010-10 15,973 2,490 18,463 615
2010-09 13,044 1,924 14,968 499
2010-08 14,776 2,326 17,102 570
2010-07 14,297 2,098 16,395 547
2010-06 13,492 2,128 15,620 521
2010-05 12,339 1,763 14,102 470
2010-04 13,303 2,612 15,915 531
2010-03 13,257 1,800 15,057 502
2010-02 11,739 1,852 13,591 453
2010-01 11,471 1,520 12,991 433
2009-12 14,076 2,307 16,383 546
2009-11 6,930 1,431 8,361 279
2009-10 6,287 1,382 7,669 256
2009-09 6,670 1,419 8,089 270
2009-08 5,768 1,208 6,976 233
2009-07 5,248 1,005 6,253 208
2009-06 4,879 978 5,857 195
2009-05 3,818 921 4,739 158
2009-04 3,897 944 4,841 161
2009-03 3,504 783 4,287 143
2009-02 3,197 720 3,917 131
2009-01 2,381 571 2,952 98
2008-12 1,923 543 2,466 82
2008-11 1,528 446 1,974 66
2008-10 1,405 416 1,821 61
2008-09 969 320 1,289 43
2008-08 745 243 988 33
2008-07 743 257 1,000 33
Unknown 0 1 1 -
Total 1,543,170 419,920 1,963,090 777

Application Price Distribution

This page shows a table showing the number of apps and games in each price category.

Count By Price - Active Apps
Month # Apps # Games # Total % of Total
Free 997,321 273,813 1,271,134 72.88%
0.99 153,395 62,068 215,463 12.35%
1.99 73,673 19,869 93,542 5.36%
2.99 43,611 15,546 59,157 3.39%
3.99 20,661 2,210 22,871 1.31%
4.99 26,076 4,157 30,233 1.73%
5.99 6,692 434 7,126 0.41%
6.99 4,184 804 4,988 0.29%
7.99 3,066 153 3,219 0.18%
8.99 2,205 105 2,310 0.13%
9.99 11,783 1,414 13,197 0.76%
10.99 1,037 130 1,167 0.07%
11.99 942 53 995 0.06%
12.99 770 19 789 0.05%
13.99 555 43 598 0.03%
14.99 2,215 104 2,319 0.13%
15.99 375 13 388 0.02%
16.99 473 11 484 0.03%
17.99 273 22 295 0.02%
18.99 361 5 366 0.02%
19.99 3,789 171 3,960 0.23%
20.99 119 11 130 0.01%
21.99 220 24 244 0.01%
22.99 161 4 165 0.01%
23.99 163 2 165 0.01%
24.99 1,103 36 1,139 0.07%
25.99 180 1 181 0.01%
26.99 67 2 69 0.00%
27.99 193 6 199 0.01%
28.99 120 16 136 0.01%
29.99 1,667 43 1,710 0.10%
30.99 71 2 73 0.00%
31.99 49 1 50 0.00%
32.99 53 3 56 0.00%
33.99 117 2 119 0.01%
34.99 248 5 253 0.01%
35.99 77 1 78 0.00%
36.99 35 1 36 0.00%
37.99 96 1 97 0.01%
38.99 55 1 56 0.00%
39.99 584 53 637 0.04%
40.99 33 1 34 0.00%
41.99 24 1 25 0.00%
42.99 34 1 35 0.00%
43.99 16 1 17 0.00%
44.99 139 4 143 0.01%
45.99 18 1 19 0.00%
46.99 20 1 21 0.00%
47.99 26 1 27 0.00%
48.99 66 2 68 0.00%
49.99 806 18 824 0.05%
54.99 120 3 123 0.01%
59.99 225 7 232 0.01%
64.99 132 2 134 0.01%
69.99 147 1 148 0.01%
74.99 88 1 89 0.01%
79.99 182 3 185 0.01%
84.99 25 3 28 0.00%
89.99 85 9 94 0.01%
94.99 47 1 48 0.00%
99.99 554 26 580 0.03%
109.99 30 1 31 0.00%
119.99 77 5 82 0.00%
124.99 12 0 12 0.00%
129.99 44 1 45 0.00%
139.99 36 2 38 0.00%
149.99 139 8 147 0.01%
159.99 36 1 37 0.00%
169.99 27 1 28 0.00%
174.99 3 1 4 0.00%
179.99 48 3 51 0.00%
189.99 17 1 18 0.00%
199.99 133 9 142 0.01%
209.99 10 1 11 0.00%
219.99 26 1 27 0.00%
229.99 6 1 7 0.00%
239.99 11 2 13 0.00%
249.99 53 1 54 0.00%
299.99 93 20 113 0.01%
349.99 30 5 35 0.00%
399.99 37 0 37 0.00%
449.99 20 0 20 0.00%
499.99 50 0 50 0.00%
599.99 14 0 14 0.00%
699.99 19 0 19 0.00%
799.99 11 0 11 0.00%
899.99 3 0 3 0.00%
999.99 77 4 81 0.00%
Total # apps: 1,362,684 381,514 1,744,198  
Total cost to buy all apps: $1,711,792.37 $241,664.99 $1,953,457.36  
Average App Price $1.26 $0.63 $1.12  

Application Category Distribution

Below are a list of all of the top level categories and the number of applications currently listed with that category as their primary one. You will note that some category totals seem low (like Newsstand), that is because very few apps list that category as their primary one.

Current Active Application Count By Category
Category Total % of Total
Games 381,501 21.87%
Business 180,828 10.37%
Education 169,790 9.73%
Lifestyle 150,587 8.63%
Entertainment 114,797 6.58%
Utilities 87,997 5.05%
Travel 76,740 4.40%
Book 63,273 3.63%
Music 52,884 3.03%
Health & Fitness 49,226 2.82%
Productivity 48,820 2.80%
Sports 45,022 2.58%
Food & Drink 44,163 2.53%
Photo & Video 42,295 2.42%
Finance 40,981 2.35%
Reference 40,665 2.33%
News 40,325 2.31%
Medical 35,778 2.05%
Social Networking 35,453 2.03%
Navigation 20,058 1.15%
Catalogs 13,118 0.75%
Weather 5,881 0.34%
Graphics & Design 1,089 0.06%
Developer Tools 1,000 0.06%
Video 993 0.06%
Photography 910 0.05%
Healthcare & Fitness 1 0.00%
Tech News 1 0.00%
Total 1,744,176  
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