The latest insight from research2guidance reveals that the Android Market contains 319,161 applications - having added 42,000 in September alone - while the Apple App store has 459,589 apps.
The actual number of applications that have been published on the Android Market exceeded 500,000 last month, with the Apple App Store seeing just over 600,000 successful submissions.
Cathy Majtenyi of voanews.com writes:
In the slums of Kenya's capital, residents and aid groups are using new technology to send and receive money.
Irene Okoth and her five children have been living on 50 cents a day in Nairobi's Korogocho settlement. That is what she earns recycling garbage from the nearby dump.