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webOS surpasses 5,000 apps

by Dieter Bohn Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:53 pm EDT

We've been keeping a bit of an eye on the webOS app count lately and it's time we called it (along with @webostoaster): webOS has surpassed the 5,000 app mark when you include all of the apps from various feeds and direct downloads now available for it. That number is over 7,000 when you include themes and patches.

Although it varies by device and region, in general the number of official App Catalog apps is now over 4,000. Apps from Palm's Web and Beta feeds combine for over 500. Homebrew apps account for over 500 as well. There are over 400 patches and 1800 themes for webOS.

While 5,000 isn't a huge number compared to other platforms, it's an important benchmark for a group of users who have been hungry for apps. Congrats to the webOS developers who helped make it happen. Want to congratulate them yourself? Buy a PDK app before the $1 million PDK Hot Apps Competition ends tomorrow. Suggest your favorite in the comments!