Apple launched App Store long back in 2008 and since then the App Store kept growing massively. At the end of 2008, App Store hosted 5000 apps but this number reached to 1.7 million by the end of 2015 and as of now there are around 2 million apps in the Apple App Store.
This number is going to reach 5 million in just 4 years that is by the end of 2020, as per the prediction of app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. So, the App Store will be 73% larger than what it will be by the end of 2016.
The prediction of Sensor Tower is based on various factors such as analysis of historical data, the trends which began in 2008 with the launch of App Store and continue till today and the app intelligence platform of the company.
The experts from Sensor Tower expects the number of apps to reach 2.93 million by the end of 2016 which will add more 2.13 million apps from the end of 2016 to the end of 2020 and thus the number of apps will stand to 5.06 million.
The app intelligence platform went to further analyze the apps and found that 48,231 apps were added in the App Store in last May in which 21,000 apps were for gaming only that takes up 43%. Other five categories were education, business, lifestyle, entertainment that could not count to even half the number of game apps for that month.
However, with all these, it is vital to ensure that users get the apps easily what they are looking for in the app store and to help them in finding apple introduced the “For You” tab in App Store which will recommend a number of apps to the users based on their purchase and downloading history.