There is an app for that! Well we have heard that many times. In the Apple app store there are now over 500,000 apps. Enter the App Store and you will find apps in many categories such as games, lifestyle, social networking, productivity, education and many, many more. Many of the apps are free, but these apps come with the ever present advertising, which I find annoying. If you have the $0.99 or the $1.99 pony it up to eliminate this clutter. For those of you with Android phones, there are now over 415,000 apps in that store as well.
The app market is big and getting bigger everyday. The market size now exceeds $10 billion and is growing at 100+% per year. Nice.
And games like Angry Birds are just amazing with regard to the shear number of downloads and people playing. Angry Birds has been downloaded 600,000,000 times. Hey Mario, we hardly knew ya.
When it comes to growing really fast though, we are watching a new app called Draw Something growing at a rate that may be unprecedented. If you do not know what Draw Something is, ask your kids because they are likely playing it. Draw Something is a highly addictive social drawing game available for Apple iOS and Android Devices. You draw and guess words, play cooperatively with friends or competitively with rivals. How fast is this growing? Draw Something launched in February. Here are the statistics in 6 weeks:
- Number 1 app in 80 countries
- Downloaded more than 20,000,000 times
- Generates $100,000+ in revenue per day
- Has 12+ million users per day
Now for some staggering statistics about Draw Something:
- AOL – 9 years to get to 1 million users
- Facebook – 9 months to get to 1 million users
- Draw Something – 9 days
Check out the video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rCoRZbyLWE
Download the app and have some fun!
Enjoy the weekend.