With the App Store now holding over 100,000 apps, one would figure that only a few would enjoy the type of success that the big guys get. Appsfire’s agrees and has some actual numbers on what happens along the looooong tail:
- Only 5 applications are on half of all iPhones/iPod Touch devices (FaceBook, AIM, Google?)
- The 1000th ranked app, which is the top 1%, is installed on “only” 1.76% of iPhones/ iPod touches. If there are 50 million devices out there, that is almost a million installations so that is still significant.
- After 20,000, the apps have almost no installations. Meaning 80% of apps never get any sort of popularity.