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Mac App store downloads surpass 100 million

- December 12th, 2011

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There’s an app for that, really!  Apple has just announced that In less than a year over 100 million apps have been downloaded from the Mac App store and that’s keeping their servers very busy.

The App Store concept has been an overwhelming success. Overall, there are now more than 500,000 apps that have been downloaded over 18 billion times and counting, continuing at a pace of  over 1 billion per month.

The app store concept for music and movies has crossed over into the personal computer software industry and is becoming more widely accepted and becoming the source or the place to get all your software.

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“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.”

Developers set their own selling price and the cost to have their product in the app store is 30% of that, so when a title is sold they get to keep 70%.

Regardless, developers like Autodesk, according to Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of Platform Solutions and Emerging Business at Autodesk are finding the app store is giving them better reach to hundreds of millions of Apple users around the world as well as the growing base of new Mac users.

The case is also true for developers of Pixelmator.

“Offering Pixelmator 2.0 exclusively on the Mac App Store allows us to streamline updates to our image editing software and stay ahead of the competition,” aid Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team.

 

Bonus for Developers

The other bonus for developers and vendors is that if they have a free or no cost demo or “lite” app, there is no cost to them. Furthermore developers do not have to pay any marketing, hosting or credit card fees; it’s all covered in that 30%.

Hmm. Now if I could only come up with that killer app!

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Greg Gazin is the Real Canadian Gadget Guy.

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