2012 saw 359,764 new apps released into the App Store.
2013 can expect to see more than 435,000 new apps reach Apple’s App Store, mobile analytics and ad verification firm adeven has predicted.
Figures made available via adeven’s free online tool – apptrace.com – revealed that 359,764 new apps were released into the App Store last year, with November boasting the biggest number of new releases (39,313) and July being the slowest with just 22,483.
Elsewhere, adeven’s review of 2012 revealed that pricey apps in the region of $999 doubled, with 16 of the currently available 38 hitting the market last year.
Meanwhile, ‘zombie apps’ were also on the rise last year, particularly in December, with 64 per cent of apps not securing a ranking for most of the month. This represents a significant rise on June’s 60 per cent, indicating a growing competitive element in the App Store for an app to rank and be noticed.
Via apptrace’s sentiment analysis, Work Seek HD by Idealix was crowned as the all time most addictive app, with a rating of 54.5 per cent across all versions and a current version rating of 46 per cent.
The most positively reviewed app was Zulily by Zulily, which won with a positive rating of 85.6 per cent across all versions, with a current version rating of 90 per cent.
“We reviewed App Store results over the past five years and noticed a steady linear increase in the number of App Store apps, indicating that there will be over 435,000 new apps in the App Store by the end of 2013,” said Christian Henschel, CEO, adeven. “Naturally anything could happen to the industry, but we think these numbers are a fair prediction and an indication of the continued growth in the industry.”