Dec 13, 2011

Apple announced that more than 100 million applications have been downloaded from the company’s App Store in less than one year. Featuring thousands of free and paid applications—the store now has more than 500,000 applications total—customers have downloaded more than 18 billion applications and continue to download more than 1 billion applications per month.

Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of platform solutions and emerging business at Autodesk said with Autodesk products in both the App Store and Mac App Store, they can reach hundreds of millions of Apple users around the world. “With our free AutoCAD WS and the more powerful professional drafting tools of AutoCAD LT, we’re using the Mac App Store to deliver new products and reach a growing base of new Mac customers,” he said.

The Mac App Store offers thousands of applications in education, games, graphics and design, lifestyle, productivity, utilities and other categories. Users can browse new applications, look up top charts for paid and free applications, as well as user ratings and reviews. The store is included with Mac OS X Lion and is available as a software update for any Mac running Snow Leopard. Mac developers set the prices for their applications, keep 70 percent of the sales revenue, are not charged for free applications and do not have to pay hosting, marketing or credit card fees.

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