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Android Marketplace Racks Up 10 Billion App Downloads

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Google are celebrating, big style, they have just had their 10 billionth app downloaded from the Android Marketplace and to mark this poignant moment they have announced that they are dropping the price of some top selling apps to just a dime or in UK terminology, 10p each.

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The Android Marketplace is seeing huge growth very quickly, it has only taken one month to go from nine billion to 10 billion downloads.

Although Apple is still leading the pack, they announced their 15 billionth download in July 2011 but Android is really catching up fast.

Geoff Blaber an analyst for CCS Insight predicts, ‘we’d expect Android to overtake Apple in application downloads in the first half of 2012’.

With the arrival of the Amazon Kindle Fire, Android sales show no abating.

Take a look below at the apps you can pick up today for this incredible rate, grab them while you can.

Minecraft Pocket Edition

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Imagine it, build it. Create worlds on the go with Minecraft – Pocket Edition

The new Minecraft – Pocket Edition allows you to build on the go. Use blocks to create masterpieces as you travel, hangout with friends, sit at the park, the possibilities are endless. Move beyond the limits of your computer and play Minecraft everywhere you go.

Click here to download

SwiftKey X Keyboard

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Android typing has never been this easy. SwiftKey X Keyboard makes typing much easier on your phone, replacing your touchscreen keyboard with one powered by smarter natural language technology.

SwiftKey X understands how words work together, giving much more accurate corrections and predictions than other keyboards. Very sloppy typing will magically make sense, and SwiftKey X also powerfully predicts the word you may want next.

Click here to download

SoundHound

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What’s that song? Identify it FAST with SoundHound. Unlimited music recognition! With the world’s fastest music recognition and exclusive singing search, SoundHound is instant music search and discovery.

Click here to download

And All The Rest…

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To pick up all the rest just click here.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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