Take a look at the trajectory graph for Google Android’s apps: it is amazing. Last December, 4,000 new apps were created, and 8,000 last month. We expect that number to rise much higher this month. The way the App Market is exploding in size, who knows what will happen by the end of this year!
For reference, it’s Apple’s App Store is on a similar tear, adding nearly 85,000 apps to its ranks since the beginning of the year, when it had just passed 100k. But at this scale, comparing raw numbers doesn’t tell us much—the fact here is that Android and iPhone OS are the only two OSes with the meteoric growth in app development commensurate with the widespread demand and appreciation for smartphone apps. In other words, they’re the only platforms that get it, for now.