Apple’s App Store has been a huge success. It recently passed the 100,000 application milestone and is probably headed for 200,000 apps in 2010, if not more.
It has not just been a success for Apple, though – developers have benefited as well. Tapulous, a company with 20 employees that makes apps like Tap Tap Revenge, reportedly makes $1 million in sales per month just by selling apps for iPhone and iPod Touch. Apple itself takes 30 percent of what developers sell.
Tapulous is the exception rather than the rule, but there are other developers seeing great success as well.
Even so, Google is going to offer some pretty stiff competition in the form of Android Market, an app store for Google Android.