webOS (sort of) clicks past 5,000 applications

When it comes to third-party applications, quantity has never been webOS’ strong suit. While BlackBerry OS is hovering at around 10,000 apps and Android and iOS are well past 80,000 and 250,000 respectively, webOS has yet to move beyond 5,000. Until now. Sort of.

According to the webOS App Catalog’s own counter, the number of official apps is right around 4,000. However, as PreCentral points out, there are also around 500 applications available in the beta market, and at least that many available through unofficial means, like homebrew repositories.

All in all, the numbers come in at somewhere between 5,000 and 5,500. It’s a drop in the hat in the big picture, sure — but landmarks are landmarks, right?