Chrome Web Store passes 30 million users mark. Chris Sorensen, Founder of ChromeOSApps.org, an independent website that monitors Web Store's app performance data, shared some stats about the Web Store's growth since it was launched.
"On January 13 after about a month of being open for business, the Chrome Web Store had debuted 2,195 apps, and had attracted 4.5 million aggregate users," according to Sorensen's numbers.
"By September 1st, Web Store had grown to over 6,000 apps with nearly 28 million aggregate users. On September 9th, Chrome Web Store has passed 30 million," according to the numbers. As for downloads: The Chrome Web Store only started keeping track of downloads on May 15th, but the latest data from Sorensen indicates that Web Store is attracting over 2.5 million weekly downloads.
About Sales: "In January this year, 2.8 percent of the Web Store's total users were using paid apps. By September 1st, 2.1 percent of the 30 million used apps with a pricing "other than free", Sorensen said. As per total apps, in June, 9.1 percent of CWS' apps had pricing other than free, while on September 1st, that number was down to 5.7 percent. This shows that paid app usage on CWS have been, overall, decreasing since its launch -- as has the number of paid apps (at least since June) -- while usage and number of free apps has increased more significantly. Especially those bookmark apps and free extensions, which have gone like hotcakes."