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Google Play now has more apps than Apple App Store

By Jasper Oregas & James Lu - on 29 Jan 2015, 10:53am

Google Play now has more apps than Apple App Store

According to a report from AppFigures, Google Play has now topped Apple's App Store, both in total number of active apps, and in the number of active developers creating apps. The Play Store had a total of 1.43 million apps by the end of 2014, compared to 1.21 million apps hosted in the App Store.

Coming in at a distant third was Amazon's App Store, which had just 293,000 apps. Microsoft's Windows Phone Store wasn't part of the report, however, according to a report from Statista back in June 2013, the Windows Phone Store had 300,000 total apps.

There was also a significant growth in the number of developers creating apps on Google Play in 2014, exceeding Apple for the third year in a row. According to the report, there are nearly 400k developers offering apps on the Play Store, compared to 300k on Apple App Store, and nearly 50k on Amazon's.

Source: Appfigures