IOS App Store turning 10, APAC makes up 60% of consumer spend

First generation iPhone with the first iOS App Store featured on the screen

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Many of those apps, including including The New York Times, eBay, and Tap Tap Revenge among others, can still be downloaded today.

Shigeru Miyamoto, representative director and fellow, Nintendo, said "We are very happy that we are able to deliver Super Mario Run, a new Super Mario experience that could be played with just one hand on iPhone, to hundreds of millions of consumers because of the App Store". The download store first opened its digital doors on July 10, 2008, with a mere 500 titles on its virtual shelves. 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. Their guidelines weren't clear at times and the approval department became infamous for rejecting apps without much rationale.

With iOS and the App Store, Apple turned smartphones from a product to an ongoing service. The app enables customers to view bills with the provider, see what products and services they have booked with Pyur and update customer data such as their addresses and bank connections instantly via mobile devices.

However, APAC rose quickly with improving mobile literacy, accounting for almost 60% of App Store spend when compared to EMEA and the Americas regionally, lending yet another testimony to a highly prosperous mobile internet scene across the region. Without it, AssistiveWare would likely still be a one-man Mac developer.

In 2011, the App Store started supporting subscription apps, and by 2016, had expanded support to all 25 of its categories, including Games, Kids and Health and Fitness. And perhaps best of all, some app shielding technology can fortify an app post-coding with little to no effort from the development team.

Hales out of first ODI against India due to side injury
The series may also enable Indian team management to mix and match the various combinations, keeping World Cup in mind. In List A matches, five 400+ scores have been hit at this venue and England have done so twice in global cricket here.


Starting in 2013, Apple has awarded scholarships to promising young students, giving them a pass to attend the conference along with a year-long membership of the Apple Developer Program. "Humanizing apps can only be a good thing and showcasing how they're made will inspire the next generation of creators from every corner of the world".

With that in mind, some might find it unusual 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.

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

Earlier this month IT news organizations around the globe reported that Epic Games' popular Fortnite game was being counterfeited and malicious actors were, in fact, lacing the imposter apps with malware.

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