This weekend saw the iPhone makers hit the massive milestone, highlighting the lead of the iPhone-maker in the mobile online software battle.
Apple launched the mobile application store for the iPhone back in mid-2008 and it proved to be an instant hit, driving sales of the smartphone and helping reshape the way mobile content was delivered.
The iPhone app store offers more than 300,000 programs, including the WorkMobile app, and there are also more than 40,000 apps available for the iPad. Its closest rival is privately-held GetJar, which sells software for all platforms, and reached one billion downloads in June 2010.
Google’s Android Market and Nokia’s Ovi Store are among other larger mobile online stores.