7 Interesting Facts about Apple’s App Store
In celebration of the 6th anniversary of Apple’s App Store, I compiled a list of interesting and unique facts about it. The success of the App Store has been astonishing, and continues to be innovative for its consumers. Apps are still the center of attention after all these years and hopefully will still continue to thrive for years to come.
App Store Facts
- The App Store was launched in July of 2008 and available in 62 countries. Today, it’s available in over 150 countries.
- Steve Jobs actually didn’t like the idea of the App Store. He was hesistant that third-party apps would mess with the functionality of the iPhone.
- Apple has restricitions on what developers are able to utizilie with iOS and are still a closed-source, as opposed to its competitor phone, Android.
- Apple reviews each app that is submitted. They have an intense list of guidelines that must be met before approving an app. This also is opposing to Android apps, where Google doesn’t have an approval process. However, having an approval process is much more beneficial to the consumer. Review Apple’s guidelines here.
- Apple keeps 30% of app sales, including in-app purchases.
- In-app purchases came into play in 2009, which is 76% iPhone App Store Revenue, according to mobstac.com
- The App Store started out with 500 apps. Currently, its had over 75 billion app downloads and over 1.2 million apps in the app store.
Cheers to the app store!
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