Remember back in September, when webOS “sort of” clicked past the 5,000 app mark? The “sort of” was because that number included unofficial and off market apps, like the stuff in the Beta catalogs or available via homebrew repositories. In other words, it was flubbing the numbers a bit.
Just shy of three months later, webOS has now passed 5,000 apps, no flubbing required.
For the numbers geeks: as of October, iOS had around 300,000 applications, while the Android Market was at around 100,000. Since launching in October (2 months ago), Windows Phone 7 has climbed from 0 to roughly 4,800 applications, while it’s taken Palm nearly a full year to climb from 1,000 to 5,000.