The App Store turns 10

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There were a handful of key apps like Safari, Phone, Text Messages, Mail and Google Maps. Their guidelines weren't clear at times and the approval department became infamous for rejecting apps without much rationale. 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.

Speaking of games, this is one category that has literally exploded over the years. Mobile-First Businesses Thrive The App Store propelled new industries and changed how customers interact with businesses and start-ups like Calm. III.

For Canada, Apple detailed services such as Crave, Netflix, Sportsnet and Global as services consumers here watch on the go on iOS devices. 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.

Ever wondered why a lot of iOS apps or Apple services first get released in the U.S., and then rolled out globally or stay exclusive? The App Store has been routinely home to some of the most creative mobile games made today, sometimes even by teams as small two people, like the duo who worked on Temple Run. Without it, AssistiveWare would likely still be a one-man Mac developer. Instead of one-time payment, many developers opted for in-app payments.

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Apple says its awarded scholarships for student developers at WWDC have grown from 150 in 2013, to over 350 in 2018. In other words, ten years later, the imitators are still trailing Apple.

App Store, that will turn 10 on July 10, now sees 500 million weekly visitors and hundreds of stories on the "Today" tab that have been read by more than 1 million people. Milestones: I. The App Store Opens Doors for Developers, Puts an All New Experience in the Hands of Customers The App Store provides a groundbreaking solution for developers to distribute their software and consumers to experience apps like never before. II.

With that in mind, some might find it odd that developers, especially high-profile ones, tend to prefer Apple's platform for releasing their apps, with Android versions often coming later if at all.

As for the original App Store, growth will continue and Apple predicts its gross margin to improve as App Store revenue and other services revenue increases in years to come. 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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