The bulk of the downloads happened in the United States, which accounted for 509 million apps or 42.3 percent of the total, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry.
Nintendo already offers app repositories through the Wii Shop and DSi Shop, but some sources suggest a full-blown app store will accompany the Wii U release.
Searching for a last-minute gift for the holidays? Look no further than Apple's App Store.
The top iOS apps of 2011 included photo editors, VoIP services, games with stunning graphics, apps for better cooking, and word puzzles so addictive that they got one Hollywood star booted from an airplane.
Google is pulling a number of fraudulent apps that dupe users out of money, but don't fall into the trap of thinking that fraud is just an Android thing.
Zite is fundamentally different from Flipboard in that it uses your activity on Facebook or Twitter to help it begin to figure out what topics you’re interested in.
The Mac App Store serves a different customer than its better-known iOS sibling, but it's doing well enough to get rivals' attention.