Twitter has hit growrh spurt and the company announced that it has shot up from 150,000 third-party apps a year ago to more than one million apps today.
Twitter said these apps are created by more than 750,000 developers, and a new app is added every 1.5 seconds. On top of that, investors have poured more than $500 million into companies involved in the ecosystem, and more than a billion dollars worth of acquisitions have been made, Twitter says. The app categories that have grown most notably are analytics, curation, and publishing tools.
Founded in 2006, more than 200 million people are reported to use the service for sharing news, thoughts, pictures and more in text messages of 140 or fewer characters.
A recent study by the Pew Research Centre said 13% of online US adults use Twitter, up from eight percent in November 2010.