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WWDC 2010: Jobs hails curated App Store as world's most vibrant as it passes 5 billion downloads

Has generated $1 billion for developers

WWDC 2010: Jobs hails curated App Store as world's most vibrant as it passes 5 billion downloads
In his WWDC 2010 keynote, Steve Jobs was clear about how and why the success of the App Store had come about.

Describing it as "most vibrant app community on the planet" - it's now up to 225,000 apps - he notably mentioned its status as a curated platform i.e. one in which content is approved by Apple.

He also announced that over five billion pieces of content have now been downloaded.

Of course, the majority are free but he said thanks to Apple's 70:30 revenue split, it's generated over $1 billion for developers.

Approvals process

Around 15,000 submissions are received every week in terms of new apps and updates of which 95 percent approved within seven days.

The reason those five percent fail?

The app doesn't function as advertised, the developer has used private APIs, which might not be supported when Apple updates the iPhone OS, or the app crashes.

Developers who use private APIs know what they're doing, warned Jobs, in his best policeman's impression.

Contributing Editor

A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon is Contributing Editor at PG.biz which means he acts like a slightly confused uncle who's forgotten where he's left his glasses. As well as letters and cameras, he likes imaginary numbers and legumes.

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Antonio Curi
how much the other stores has generated?