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Wednesday, 10 July, 2013

“To create or modify an existing service as to make an application of it which in turn can be used in a larger application.” Urban Dictionary

The iOS App Store opened its virtual portals five years ago today. At GIGAOM, Erica Ogg notes that more than 50 billion apps have been downloaded since then, and that individual software makers, small startups and large corporations “have been able to build thriving businesses off of the platform. Apple says it has paid out $10 billion in revenues to its third-party app makers.” She ponders the pricing model and wonders about the search function and asks relevant questions about the future of the model, but today is a day for celebrating the brilliance of the idea and the genius of Steve Jobs. On 10 July 2008, he told USA Today that the App Store contained 500 third-party applications for the iPhone. Now, it’s approaching one million.

Note: In January 2011, app was awarded the honour of being named 2010’s “Word of the Year” by the American Dialect Society.

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