Macstories recently reported that the iPad App Store has surpassed the 50,000 apps mark. If unofficial tallies are correct about this milestone, then iPad apps have hit it even faster than iPhone apps did when the App Store first launched in 2008.
iPhone apps took around a year to hit the 50K mark, whereas iPad apps have got there in just over eight months.
Despite the rapid growth of the iPad App Store, it feels to me like there are considerably fewer ‘crap apps’ and novelty apps than there are for the iPhone.
News Via: TUAW
Apple is now accepting app submissions for the iPad. A developer friend just shared an email from Apple on this subject. Some of the interesting bits of information in the mail include:
- The mail talks about ‘the iPad App Store’. It’s the first time I’ve seen it referred to as a separate app store.
- Developers can now start submitting apps for ‘initial review’ and get feedback on their app’s ‘readiness for the grand opening’
- Apps need to be submitted by March 27th to have chance to get into the iPad App Store on opening day
Pretty exciting stuff – makes iPad launch day feel just a little closer.
If you’re a developer submitting apps for this initial review, we’d love to hear your feedback on how the experience goes. Roll on new custom iPad apps.