Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

E-book apps take the lead in the Apple App Store

According to the Mobclix website, the number of e-book apps has surpassed the number of apps in all other categories. Over the past year, e-book apps have been in the top five along with games, education, entertainment, and travel but this is the first time e-books have taken the lead. Over the last four weeks, an additional 6,000 e-book apps have been added to the app store increasing the total from 20,621 (14.3%) to 26,977 (18.6%). The games category follows e-books with 25,334 apps (17.5%). Education is in fourth with 9,900 apps (6.8%).

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