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App Store turns 10 with 500 mn weekly visitors in 155 countries

12 July, 2018, 16:54 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Though, when it comes to app users and consumers spending on apps, they are more likely to spend money or buy an app or make an in-app purchases via iOS to Google, 66 percent to 34% percent. Fast-forwarding a decade the App Store is now home to 2 million and counting apps.

The App Store brought gaming mainstream owing to the Multi-Touch technology on iPhone and iPad and the convenience of playing on the go.

Apple's full announcement offers a look back at other milestones and includes a lot of supportive quotes from developers and others. Thanks to these innovative tools, customers are increasingly able to use iOS and Apple Watch apps to monitor their overall health and well-being.

The App Store has also been the epicentre of a mobile video consumption boom. As this chart from Statista shows, even as Android claims more and more of the global app downloads, its share of the dollars spent remains nearly the same.

Apple says over 28,000 iOS apps now offer subscriptions, with subscriptions up 95 percent in 2018 compared to past year and as of June 2018, developers have been paid over $100 billion from the App Store. App shielding is only one part of a complete app security program, but it makes mobile app security easier and more efficient so that developers can focus on creating an optimal user experience while also accelerating time-to-market.


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

iPhone Apps Price Drop is one of my favorite things that I like the most on my iPhone. In other words, ten years later, the imitators are still trailing Apple. The original iPhone when it launched in 2007, did not have an App Store.

Apple says its awarded scholarships for student developers at WWDC have grown from 150 in 2013, to over 350 in 2018. The Today tab, which has Stories around app developers, have been read by more than 1 million people.

On July 10, the App Store will be 10 years old.

The post supplements Arment's praise as well, pointing out that before 2008, "the software industry was dominated by a few large companies" and that the App Store "opened the door for any developer, from one person shops to large studios", to build cool, quality apps and deliver them to a huge body of consumers. While the implementation wasn't ideal as evidenced by the sheer amount of these apps on the store, it was nevertheless a novel concept until companies like EA started to think it was okay to do the same thing with a full blown $60 game.

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