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More Than 100,000 iPad Specific Apps Developed

The number of apps designed specifically for Apple’s iPad tablet, as opposed to being generically available on iOS devices, has surpassed the 100,000 mark this week.

According to an article on CNET, it took developers 453 days to fill the iPad App Store with 100,000 apps.

Apple’s iPad tablet currently dominates the tablet PC market, garnering a massive lead over competitors offering Android powered tablets.

Competitors seeking to emulate the success iPad has had have met with a stone wall as they struggle to match the iPad's early lead, though Android has had success getting developers to create apps for their tablets as well.

During Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, the company revealed that it had just over 90,000 apps for iPad in the App Store. The 100,000 mark was reached in under a month, underscoring the popularity of the tablet among developers.

MacStories reveals that are more than 500,000 apps in the iOS App Store now, out of which around 400,000 are available for download.

The report said that around 20 percent of the apps are no longer supported by the developers, removed from the store owing to compatibility issues or have been removed for violating Apple’s App Store policies.