Twitter blogged today that it has achieved a milestone: there are now one million apps in the Twitter ecosystem.
The real-time social information network, which is an app unto itself when on platforms like the iOS, has seen 750,000 developers craft a total of one million registered third-party apps, 150,000 more than a year prior. Analytics, curation, and publisher tools are surging future growth, currently pegged at 40 new apps being registered per second—again, all for Twitter.
The company has also launched a new developer site.
Investors and businesses are taking note. Since December 2010, more than $500 million has been invested in ecosystem companies, and more than a billion dollars has been paid out in acquisitions. This level of investment is indicative of the opportunity for developers and entrepreneurs to build successful businesses as part of the Twitter platform.
The entire Twitter team is committed to investing in the ecosystem by listening to developers and enabling them with the right tools and information. Today we’re introducing a new Twitter Developer site, where anyone in the ecosystem can start building with Twitter, connect directly with Twitter team members, exchange ideas with fellow developers, and find all the resources they need to create their own product or business.