App Store Reaches 40 billion downloads? We’re reading 42.9.
About a week ago, Apple reported that 40 billion apps were downloaded in the App Store. This is great, and with half of these apps only downloaded in 2012, the store should have a great future.
No Problem Software made a little tool that polls the real number of downloads from Apple servers. The data is delayed by only 2 hours. We use a modified version of Apple’s script that they used for people watching their countdown (10 billion, 25 billion).
For a strange reason, Apple did not remove the data files from their server(s) yet and is still updating the info that allows us to plot a nice graph and show you how much apps are actually downloaded:
42,993,763,003 apps have been downloaded so far, at a rate of 662.336 apps/sec!
If you’d like to know how we poll and display the data, please ask us in the comments.
Have a nice weekend,
The NPS team.