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1 billionth iPhone app to be downloaded this week

1 billionth iPhone app to be downloaded this week

According to Ars Technica, Apple is set to cross the 1 billion app finish line later this week. With the rate of downloads increasing, the data once again reminds us about the explosive popularity of the iPhone platform.

Apple is currently averaging 5.1 million downloads per day. This is quite an increase from the 2.98 million downloads per day for the first 500 million, showing that the App Store’s offerings have indeed increased in popularity. Unsurprisingly, most apps were free downloads, though mobile squared’s data says that the average cost of a paid download is $2.20.

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Marek works as Head of Web for Six Creative, a Creative Agency. Primarily Marek’s focus is web/digital/new media strategy; he is also very involved in product design, development and testing. He has worked within the new media industry for over 9 years. He has worked for few highly talented interactive agencies, and he also has at one time run his own Digital Agency.

Marek is a big fan of social media, rich internet applications and mobile solutions. At the moment his exclusive focus is on the iPhone App’s design and development. His core business used to be web design and development, but since the smart phone market became the next big thing and Apple created their fantastic distribution channel, Marek decided to focus on that particular, very fast growing media.

Apart from his day to day job, Marek is also very involved in collaboration with various forums, conferences, where he is often invited as a speaker to explain the power of branding and how it can be complemented with either a mobile or a web solution. Marek also contributes articles to .NET Magazine (UK issues) as well as Mac World and a few other trade magazines.

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