Apple’s app store is 10 years old, the store first launched on the 10 of July 2008 and there were just 500 apps available to choose from at launch.
Things certainly have changed since it launched, there are now hundreds of thousands of aoos available to choose from.
Some of the first apps that launched on the iPhone included the New York Times, Ebay, MLB At bat, Tap Tap revenge and more.
Before 2008, the software industry was dominated by a few large companies. 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.
Phil Schiller, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Apple: “In its first decade, the App Store has surpassed all of our wildest expectations — from the innovative apps that developers have dreamed up, to the way customers have made apps part of their daily lives — and this is just the beginning. We could not be more proud of what developers have created and what the next 10 years have in store.”
It will be interesting to see what happens over the next 10 years and also see how much smartphones ad technology have advanced.