While the number of apps available for any platform can be irrelevant thanks to questionable quality, it’s still nice to see that the Android Market is garnering so much attention. Androlib, the third-party market browser and statistics source, tallies the number of apps submitted to the market in March 2010 at 9,308.
That means March saw twice the number of new apps as the previous month!
This particularly stands out as impressive considering we normally see growth by the hundreds month to month, not the thousands.
I would definitely credit this sudden spike to the exciting new phones announced and headed our way and developers finally finding their groove with the Android platform. The next generation of devices provides awesome potential for developers to implement ideas of all kinds. There’s also the fact that there is going to be a wide variety in the types of devices you can get powered by Android in the pipeline.
We’re only a week into April but there have already been another 2200 apps submitted. Simple math and very rudimentary analysis tells me that the market will easily see 10,000 new apps by month’s end. Head over to AndroLib for the full rundown of stats (with statistics broken down by country and an overview of apps submitted per day).