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Resistance is futile as apps continue unstoppable march to the top

Resistance is futile as apps continue unstoppable march to the top

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I don’t even have an i-anything, but it seems app-chat follows me wherever I go. Apps, applications, those things that you buy on iPhones to find out about the weather and map out your city and pretend you’re a pilot and play with grumpy birds and make your life better. Or something like that.

Today is a big day for apps. Twitter confirmed it has reached the milestone of one million registered Twitter apps. Tweet tweet tweet.

According to the company, a new Twitter app is registered every 1.5 seconds. How do you even have time to read this?

Twitter says since December last year, more than $500 million has been invested in Twitter app companies, with more than a billion dollars being paid out.

“This level of investment is indicative of the opportunity for developers and entrepreneurs to build successful businesses as part of the Twitter platform,” the firm said today in a celebratory blog post.

The social networking site, founded in 2006, boasts more than 200 million users worldwide.

And in other app news, Apple has announced the volume of app downloads from its Apple App Store has topped 15 billion apps. Their developers have been paid out over $2.5 billion for their apps to date. Apps apps apps.

This equates to almost a billion downloads a month, spread out among Apple’s 200 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

Apple executive Philip Schiller today thanked the firm’s users and developers. "In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen,” he says.

And so it seems these app things are set to take over the world, one short, sharp bird-sound at a time.

But hey, don’t ask me, I just watch over people’s shoulders...