Palm's US App Catalog tops 3,000 apps, total apps over 4,000
While Palm's Official App Catalog still doesn't quite compare with the number of iPhone apps or Android apps, we hear from a few readers that the number of apps available in the US App Catalog has just topped 3,000. By our estimate the 3,000th app is the aforementioned Agile Messenger IM app, which we're going to go ahead and say was a nice choice.
Meanwhile, when we factor in international apps, web-distributed apps, beta apps, and homebrew apps we see the count of total apps available has crossed the 4,000 mark. Bravos, congratulations, high-fives, and daps all around!
In sheer numbers, Palm isn't like to catch up to the big guys anytime soon, so for now they need to play a quality over quantity game - making the argument that the essential apps are here and that they are quite good. We tend to believe that. We also tend to believe that it will be a lot easier to talk about the quality of webOS apps and games when people in the US finally get webOS 1.4.5 and are able to install games like Galcon and ExZeus.
Thanks to everybody who sent this in!