Total Number of Apps

Greg Stein on the uselessness of touting the 100,000 total apps in the iPhone App Store as a deciding factor:

Google stopped putting the “pages indexed” on its front page many years ago because it realized a key principle: the value is in the results, not the quantity.

As I wrote in October, if the sheer number of apps available for a platform is inherently an advantage, we’d all be using Windows. It is good for Apple and good for iPhone users that there’s so much developer interest in the platform. But what matters most is quality. I think the iPhone wins there too, but there’s no easy way to make that comparison numerically.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010