Monday, 12 November, 2018

Apple Celebrates the App Store Turning 10

First generation iPhone with the first iOS App Store featured on the screen As App Store turns 10, Apple drops heavy hints of AR future
Cecil Davis | 12 July, 2018, 16:57

Hackers like to take advantage when real applications have not been released yet, or when a new feature is expected to be released but has not quite made it to the market.

That is one of the reasons why I'm grateful Apple launched the App Store in 2008.

The App Store brought gaming mainstream owing to the Multi-Touch technology on iPhone and iPad and the convenience of playing on the go. This meant that smaller developers had an avenue where they could show off their work and they would deal directly with Apple which freed them up to be really creative.

Android provides clearer guidelines, more documentation, and allows more flexibility in terms of design.

Nearly 90 percent of all the smartphone users in the world use Android with one of the most downloaded apps.

At a time when developers had little avenues other than big companies to go to for software, Apple's App Store offered an alternative.

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More people are also spending money on the iOS App Store. Over the past decade, the App Store has created a safe place for users of all ages to get the very best apps and a vibrant app economy for developers of all sizes, from all over the world, to thrive.

Before the App Store came around, mobile gaming was stuck in its nascency for what seemed like forever. Apple has made billions of dollars from the App Store, but third party developers have as well - the company has literally transformed some devs into millionaires.

There are now over 500 doctors and medical researchers who have used ResearchKit and CareKit for clinical studies, which have seen 3 million participants.

Starting in 2013, Apple has awarded scholarships to promising young students, giving them a pass to attend the conference along with a year-long membership of the Apple Developer Program.

Apple says the App Store now has over 500 million weekly visitors, with the newly redesigned layout from 2017 has had the hundreds of stories from the Today tab "read by more than 1 million people". According to the report, apps outside of games have been accounting for an increasing proportion of releases; for the first few years of operations, most of the apps launched were games. Ten years! It's hard to believe, but it was July 10th (next Tuesday) that Apple unleashed this world-changing concept. "The App Store opened the door for any developer, from one-person shops to large studios, to come up with a great idea, build a high quality app and seamlessly deliver it to the growing number of customers around the world that today exceeds 1 billion people". The vehicle has been a stumbling point for Apple, but there are a lot of app store opportunities in that industry as well.