Apple announced this morning that its App Store is now 100,000 apps strong and over two billion downloads deep. The company, understandably, is stoked, and some of the big boys at Apple chimed in on the milestone in an official press release.
Philip Schiller, for example, who is Apple's senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing, said: "The App Store, now with over 100,000 applications available, is clearly a major differentiator for millions of iPhone and iPod touch customers around the world."
Gaming empire Electronic Arts got a throw, too, with Travis Boatman of EA Mobile saying, "With a global reach of over 50 million iPhone and iPod touch users, the App Store has allowed us to develop high quality EA games that have been a huge success with customers."
All pretty standard stuff. You know who else got to make a shout out, though? Jeff Smith, CEO of Smule and app developer, had this to say: "With 10,000 downloads a day, worldwide customer response to our I Am T-Pain App has exceeded our wildest expectations."
Mr. Pain's app was the only one mentioned by name on the release. We can hear his auto-tuned voice now: "Yoooooo-oooh-oooh-orrr welcome, Apple."