Number Of New Apps In Android Marketplace : By Month

Google Android is regarded to be the closest rival to the iPhone OS and is seen as the platform that will eventually take on the mantle from the iPhone. The number of third party apps on this platform is thus a matter of high interest.

AndroLib, the popular destination for Android Apps has a database that chronicles the number of new applications that have been included in the Android marketplace over the past several months. Here is the list

Jul ’09 : 1558
Aug ’09 : 1719
Sep ’09 : 2199
Oct ’09 : 2494
Nov ’09 : 3315
Dec ’09 : 3807
Jan ’10 : 4458
Feb ’10 : 5532
Mar ’10 : 9331

Interestingly, last month has seen a sudden jump in the number of Android apps added. Any idea why?