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The two biggest app stores are Google Play for Android and App Store for iOS.

Google Play
Google Play (formerly known as the Android Market) is an international online software store developed by Google for Android devices. It opened in October 2008. In August 2014, there were approximately 1.3+ million apps available for Android, and the estimated number of applications downloaded from Google Play was 40 billion.
According to statista  In May 2012, the number of available apps in the Google Play Store surpassed 1 million apps in July 2013 and was most recently placed at 1.6 million apps in July 2015.

App Store
Apple's App Store for iOS was not the first app distribution service, but it ignited the mobile revolution and was opened on July 10, 2008, and as of January 2011, reported over 10 billion downloads. The original AppStore was first demonstrated to Steve Jobs in 1993 by Jesse Tayler at NeXTWorld Expo.
These milestones follow a record-breaking 2014, in which billings rose 50 per cent and apps generated over $10 billion in revenue for developers. To date, App Store developers have earned a cumulative $25 billion from the sale of apps and games. The introduction of iOS 8, the most significant iOS update ever, gave developers the ability to create amazing new apps and offers innovative features which proved wildly popular with App Store customers around the world.
According to statista there are about 1.5 million apps on Apple App store as of June 2015.

Other App stores
Below mentioned are the other app market places.

 Amazon App store
 Blackberry world
 Nokia (Ovi)
 Windows store
 Samsung Apps
 
Image shows App downloads and App revenues by the two major App stores

 

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