According to distimo, Nokia Store (previously Ovi Store) has over 100,000 applications. 116,583 to be precise. Well done Nokia Store. Are those official numbers?
I thought back in October there was 60,000? (50K in July) How did that double in two months?
Are they counting content that isn’t apps (music? Trailers? Same version of apps for different phones? was there a sudden influx of Ovi App Wizard?
Either way let’s hope it’s an official number. 3 years to reach 100,000 is ok. The Nokia app store itself is somewhat slightly fragmented – i.e. one device has no access even to half that content. Some is s60, s40, S60 5th, S^3, and within that E6 specific versions, some now tailored for the new Belle and a few for MeeGo (Are the maemo apps still there?). But there’s something there for all Nokia OS users. It would be much easier then to somehow class all of that just under the Nokia OS brand :p.
We try to say it’s generally not about the numbers but about the quality. 100,000 is a nice threshold to reach. Getting 200,000 would be even nicer as then it’s fair to say hundreds of thousands of apps :p. Going to the quality…well…
The general quality of the apps leaves something to be desired, but the good ones are really good. It is missing mainstream ones and has never really got developer interest right from the very beginning. Nevertheless, there are still tens of millions of people wanting apps. It could still be pretty lucrative if you make a good enough app that’s decently priced at Nokia Store.