Apple’s App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and future devices: 40,000 apps and counting

“Noah’s rain lasted 40 days and 40 nights, but the flood of submissions to the iPhone App Store — which hit the 40,000 mark in late April — continues unabated,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

The current numbers, as of Thursday afternoon are as follows:
• Total Active Apps (available for download): 38,075
• Total Inactive Apps (no longer available): 2,921
• Total Apps Seen in U.S. App Store: 40,996

Elmer-DeWitt reports, “These impressive statistics come from a new website — 148Apps.biz — designed to serve the 11,162 (another current stat) iPhone programmers who have flocked to the device since Apple opened it up for native application development a year ago last March.”

“The site, which went live on Thursday, is the handiwork of Jeff Scott, the creator of the 10,000 Apps celebration page that was, until now, the definitive source for up-to-date App Store counts,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “148Apps.biz (named for the maximum number of applications that can be displayed on an iPhone or iPod touch) offers articles and news clippings, but the heart of the site are the stats it gathers automatically from the App Store itself.”

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