About Google Play formerly known as Android Market

I looked at some statistics last time in 2011, almost a 4 years back. Interesting to observe the changes and the evolution.

You can find the facts at AppBrain (http://www.appbrain.com/stats)

From ~175.000 applications in 2011 the number passed 1,5 million in February 2015. Surprisingly the number of apps with in-app billing is only 108.000. It feels like almost any application comes with this “feature”, pretty much every serious game.

I also logged into the developers console again, just remembered I published  some simple apps in 2011 to learn about the physics of the appstore.

Developer Console

Developer Console

Interesting enough they were downloaded 700+ and 200+ times. Wonder what figures this experiment would render when I start it again.

I also checked the current number of Hello World apps (usually the first app any developer ever create in any new programming language or tool). 900+ apps with the keywords “hello world”.
One of them installed 10.000+ times. Amazing for an app that does nothing.

Hello World Android

Hello World Android

Also other test apps that do nothing.

Do Nothing

Do Nothing

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