Nearly 260k iOS Apps Launched in 2011

A total 255,922 apps were launched on the UK App Store in 2011, a report from madvertise and AppZapp has revealed. December was the most popular month, with 28,992 apps launching, more than 7,000 over the monthly average.

Twice as many apps were launched for the iPhone as iPad, with the most popular app category on the iPhone being Lifestyle, with a 106 per cent growth rate, followed by Education in second place. On the iPad, it was the other way round, with Education taking first place and growing at a rate of 205 per cent.

The figures come from The App Review of 2011, part of the third madreport, which can be downloaded in full here.