On the occasion of Google’s new Nexus One mobile phone launch, Apple jabbed Google sharply in the eye, touting the immense popularity of its App Store, which shows no sign of slowing down.
Au contraire, the Apple App Store seems to be gaining momentum.
App Store is a digital media repository for a variety of applications that run on Apple’s iPhone and the ubiquitous iPod.
In just three months, the number of downloads off the App Store is said to have gone up from two billion to three billion.
The App Store applications, of which there are over 100,000, come in 20 categories including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.
The applications are a combination of paid and free apps.
Here’s Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ blah blah blah on the latest milestone:
Three billion applications downloaded in less than 18 months–this is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. The revolutionary App Store offers iPhone and iPod touch users an experience unlike anything else available on other mobile devices, and we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.