Replacements for some of Apple’s all time popular apps
Last week, Apple announced the App Store is approaching 50 billion app downloads. In celebration of the milestone, Apple is giving away a $10,000 App Store gift card to the lucky person who initiates the 50 billionth download. Read CNET’s Josh Lowensohn’s news coverage here.
As part of the celebration, Apple listed out the top 25 apps — both free and paid — for iPhone and iPad. None of the apps listed are particularly surprising (especially to someone who studies the most popular list every day), but one thing that did strike me is that a lot of the all-time best sellers still sit near the top of the current most popular lists. In other words, once an app gains a certain degree of popularity, it seems to have a way of keeping its momentum and staying at the top. But with over a million apps available, it seems to me that a lot of people are missing out on great apps that didn’t get the publicity, perhaps didn’t come from well-known developers, or simply slid under people’s radar.
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