Apple iPad Apps hit 10,000 mark; double in six weeks.

By on June 12th, 2010 at 5:00 PM | News Tablets

Given the stellar sale of Apple’s iPad, this is no surprise. The suprise though is that the number has doubled in the last six weeks. From somewhere around 5000 Apps at the end of April, we have more than 10K apps now.

Recently though, a number of developers have noted a longer-than-usual wait time for app approvals. One is Reeder, an awesome iPad feed reading app (which was just approved after waiting for a couple weeks). One reason for the delay is likely that Apple is trying to get iOS 4-compatible apps approved in time for the launch of that OS (and the new iPhone 4) in a couple of weeks. Steve Jobs commented on this saying that the delay may be due to the developers using non-standard API’s or that the apps may be crashing frequently. We will be looking further as the story develops.

Given the stellar sale of Apple’s iPad, this is no surprise. The suprise though is that the number has doubled in the last six weeks. From somewhere around 5000 Apps at the end of April, we have more than 10K apps now.
Recently though, a number of developers have noted a longer-than-usual wait time for app approvals. One is Reeder, an awesome iPad feed reading app (which was just approved after waiting for a couple weeks). One reason for the delay is likely that Apple is trying to get iOS 4-compatible apps approved in time for the launch of that OS (and the new iPhone 4) in a couple of weeks. Steve Jobs commented on this saying that the delay may be due to the developers using non-standard API’s or that the apps may be crashing frequently. We will be looking further as the story develops.

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