We are getting quite close to the “10 Billion app downloads”:/2011/01/itunes-store-to-hit-10-billion-downloads/ in iTunes. Last check it is at 9.935 billion..and counting. Some predict it will hit 10 billion mark sometime on Friday…so keep a look out and start clicking in the coming hours.
Meanwhile, Apple had released their all time downloads of iOS apps “in iTunes”:http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMultiRoom?fcId=413169981. Looking at the Singapore store and compared it with the US, we notice a few common trends, and also some results which are quite Singaporean.
Under the paid iPhone app section, “WhatsApp Messenger”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/whatsapp-messenger/id310633997?mt=8 came out tops – no surprise considering how we are into SMS/Messaging. Then the next 5 in the list are games, with Tap Tap Revenge 3 and Angry Birds leading the way. Next in the list is a weird choice – “Pee Monkey Toilet Trainer”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/pee-monkey-toilet-trainer/id308239400?mt=8 … erm?
For the “free iPhone app section”:http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewRoom?fcId=413169980&genreIdString=36&mediaTypeString=Mobile+Software+Applications, no surprise that “FaceBook”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8 app is top, with “eBuddy Messenger”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/ebuddy-messenger/id320087242?mt=8 coming in second followed by “Skype”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/skype/id304878510?mt=8. We are quite the social animal…This is also where we see the appearance of our local apps – “SG Buses”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/sg-buses/id289452185?mt=8, “Straits Times”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/the-straits-times/id301065357?mt=8 and “ChannelNews Asia App”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/ch-newsasia/id305860474?mt=8, to name a few. The never-ending “Coin Dozer”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/coin-dozer/id372836496?mt=8 also appears in there – auntie gamers? ;)
For the paid iPad app section, the surprise is seeing “SoundHound”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/id284972998?mt=8 at the top. Maybe it is boosted by the fact it is an Universal app and the downloads for the iPhone help pushes it up. Games are still the main draw for the iPad though there is “BibleReader”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/biblereader/id287455446?mt=8 in there as well.
For the free iPad app section, we have “Google Mobile App”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/google-mobile-app/id284815942?mt=8, followed by “Adobe’s Photoshop Express”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/adobe-photoshop-express/id331975235?mt=8 and then Apple’s own “iBook app”:http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8.
So have you got these apps in your iOS devices? If not go download and you might just be the “lucky winner”:/2011/01/itunes-store-to-hit-10-billion-downloads/ to get the US$10,000 iTunes Store Gift credit!