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Published December 13, 2011, 12:32 PM

Smartphone app count at one million and rising

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Developers are creating apps for smartphone users to download at a record rate. You now can choose between more than 1 million apps for your iPhones and Androids.

Developers are creating apps for smartphone users to download at a record rate. You now can choose between more than 1 million apps for your iPhones and Androids.

It's hard to believe that more than 15,000 apps a week are unleashed to entertain, educate, and assist smartphone users. From the hottest free apps, like Facebook, to the most popular paid ones, like Angry Birds, smart phone users are spending hours taking advantage of this technology."

Matt Charpentier – App Designer, Chalk: "Everybody is on the move they need things quick and they need things fast."

It's complicated to complete the programs behind these small, square icons. Developers say there's tremendous technique involved.

Matt Charpentier: "You are supporting millions of people and they demand a premium user experience."

Inside Atomic Coffee, espresso-loving smartphone users aren't surprised apps are reaching the one million mark.

Bray Johnson - Fargo: "The more the merrier I guess. Some of them seem irrelevant."

Tony Meyer - Fargo: "I think it’s difficult to sort through all the apps."

Nikki Martodam - Hawley: "It's a great at the convenience you can have with you at any time."

Bray Johnson's a big fan of fun apps, but her favorites relate to the medical field.

Bray Johnson: "I have an MRI rater which I like to play with, which I’m sure most people won't."

Just three years ago apps barely reached the 10,000 mark. Now the convenience of apps cause developers to keep creating them - and quick.

App officials say there's no way to tell exactly when the first or one millionth apps were created, or, for that matter, what they are.

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