The rise and rise of the app

On my iPhone and iPad, I am a a big user of apps – and it ia market which has simply exploded.

Apple’s Apps Store now has a choice of over 550,000 apps. It is clocking up around 500 downloads a second and is about to hit the 25 billion mark. The revenue raised will be some £3.6 billion. All this for a market which did not really exist until Apple made downloading apps so easy in 2007.

Of course, Apple is not the only apps platform and the whole story is told in an article in today’s “Guardian” here.


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