RIM officially launched the BlackBerry App World back on April 1st 2009 and have announced some growing stats today. Some developers have decided to stop supporting BlackBerry devices, but RIM stated on their company blog that “BlackBerry App World is now in over 100 countries, seeing an average of 3 million downloads per day, and we recently crossed the 1 billion app download milestone!”
Comparing to other popular app stores the BlackBerry App World is clearly not the biggest by any stretch. RIM has always stated they’re looking for higher quality apps that will help their 68 million+ BlackBerry users be more productive (their apps are also priced a bit higher too). Apple’s App Store just passed over the 15 billion download milestone and has over 425,000 apps. As for Google’s Android Market, they just reached 4.5 billion app downloads last month and have 200,000 available apps.