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Apps Showdown: Facebook vs iPhone vs Android

Apps Showdown

Facebook vs iPhone vs Android

Outside developers have been critical to the growth of some of today's most popular platforms, notable application developers for Facebook, Apple, and Android. Here we explore these three app platforms by the numbers.

Number of applications for platform


the number of apps over time







Jul Oct


Jan Apr Jul Oct


Jan Apr Jul


f 550,000

500 million users

iPhone 250,000

120 million iOS devices


60 million android devices*

Average Price per application

$0 $2.43 $2.96

Number of application developers for each platform

1,000,000 43,200 10,200

Top 10 apps on each platform

1 FarmVille Angry Birds aTrackDog

2 FrontierVille Monopoly Shazam

3 Facebook for BlackBerry Where's Waldo Barcode Scanner

4 Texas HoldEm Poker Pac-Man Astro File Manager

5 Phrases fruit Ninja Ringdroid

6 Create your Quiz ESPN Fantasy Football Backgrounds

7 Mafia Wars Game Zombie Highway Google Sky map

8 Cafe World Doodle Jump The Weather Channel

9 Causes The Game of Life Shop Savvy Barcode Scanner

10 Treasure Isle Slice It! Compass

Apps Showdown: Facebook vs iPhone vs Android

shared by admin on Mar 15, 2011 in Social Media

Apps Showdown: Facebook vs iPhone vs Android

shared by admin on Mar 15, 2011 in Social Media


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