App Store: 2 million apps and 130 billion downloads
Apple’s App Store celebrates its 8th anniversary today since its launch on the iPhone in 2008. The iOS App Store already has over 2 million apps available, as announced at this year’s WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference).
Apple’s App Store has grown significantly over the past 8 years , and many of the developers have taken advantage of the mobile marketing opportunity to create wonderful applications and profit from it.
In fact, it has provided developers with benefits of approximately 30 billion US dollars . In addition, the App Store has reached 130 billion downloads and is already earning twice as much as the Google Play Store.
5 interesting facts about the App Store
1. The App Store was launched on the iPhone 3G
Apple’s press release indicated that the App Store would work on “cellular” and Wi-Fi networks, and would allow users to use apps from various categories such as games, news, sports, health, business… It was launched on July 9th, but reached users on July 10th, 2008.
2. Apple will include new features in iOS 10
As far as we know, the App Store will introduce new changes allowing developers to pay to appear in search results.
3. The Mac App Store didn’t arrive until 2011
While the iOS App Store was launched in 2008, the Mac App Store didn’t arrive until a few years later in 2011. Interestingly, the Mac App Store got the outrageous distinction of a million downloads on its first day of existence.
4. The App Store removes certain types of applications
One of the most characteristic things about the App Store is its strict iTunes rules . Many apps with sexual content, clones of other apps, and even apps about Steve Jobs have been banned and removed from the store.
5. Steve Jobs was not a big fan of the App Store
Let’s not misinterpret the words, Steve Jobs agreed with the introduction of the App Store on the iPhone 3G, however, he was not convinced about whether it would benefit Apple and iOS. He thought that third party apps could infect the system with viruses, or contaminate its integrity. Perhaps, and only perhaps, he also thought that with a more closed application system Apple would make more profit.