IDC analysts predict the number of applications for smartphones like the iPhone and Android platform will grow exponentially next year:
The IDC predictions state "It will be a watershed year in the ascension of mobile devices as strategic platforms for commercial and enterprise developers as over 1 billion access the Internet, iPhone apps triple, Android apps quintuple, and Apple's "iPad" arrives."
Stop and think about that for a minute. For Apple to reach 300,000 apps in 2010 it would need to add about 180,000 more than it has now. To achieve that growth over 52 weeks Apple needs to approve 692 apps per day (not including weekends).