Happy 10th Birthday, Apple App Store!

As App Store turns 10, Apple drops heavy hints of AR future

With the introduction of in-app purchase (IAP) in 2009, customers could download an app and then pay to unlock different levels and functionality, allowing more people to experience new apps before committing to buying them.

Riccardo Zacconi, CEO of King, creators of Candy Crush: "We launched Candy Crush Saga on the App Store over five years ago and it's been hugely beneficial, allowing us to reach a brand new global audience".

MLB At Bat, Tap Tap Revenge, Trism, The New York Times, eBay and Travelocity represented the wide range of apps available from day one, bringing to life an entirely new way to travel, play games, read the news and experience sports right in the palm of your hand. It also appears that more than 500 doctors and medical researchers have used Apple's ResearchKit and CareKit software tools for clinical studies involving 3 million participants on conditions ranging from autism and Parkinson's disease, etc. Clearly Facebook and Google dominate when it comes to most downloaded apps on the App Store.

"It eliminated the friction and overhead of setting up our own distribution and payment systems, making development far more accessible to everyone and letting us focus on our true passion: making the best apps we can", he said.

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With smartphone sales losing steam, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) long-term performance puts increased reliance on its Services division, led by revenue from the App Store. The app has been officially updated with support for the iPhone X and if you haven't downloaded the app already or updated it, you can do so by heading on over to the iTunes App Store for the download.

Apple says the "App Store has been the epicentre of a mobile video consumption boom", with HBO saying its HBO NOW service becoming one of the "most significant moments" in the company's history. Till June 2018, developers earned over $100 billion from the App Store. Without it, AssistiveWare would likely still be a one-man Mac developer. "Today, customers in 155 countries are visiting the App Store more often, staying longer and downloading and using more apps than ever before". According to the report, apps outside of games have been accounting for an increasing proportion of releases; for the first few years of operations, most of the apps launched were games.

Apple's digital distribution platform will celebrate 10 years on, fittingly, July 10.

Apple has revealed that Temple Run, which was one of the most popular games from iOS that later came to Android, has been downloaded 1 billion times on the App Store. However, even in Q1 2018, 65% of "Super Mario Run" revenue was coming from the App Store, generated by a platform with a 14% share of the global smartphone market.

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