The iphone has taken the mobile phone to a new level and has dominated the smart phone market. Since 2007 when the first iPhone was released it has grown into a monster in demand and with this the number of apps that have been built has increased rapidly to over 750,000 apps available in the Apple App Store.
Apple have said that there has been 25 billion downloaded apps and this huge figure shows the popularity of the Apple devices.
To submit an app to the Apple App Store you have mean very strict guidelines and this makes it complicated for developers to release apps without knowing fully what they are doing.
Designing an app for a Apple device menas you must understand the iOS guidelines and the apps must add a benefit in functionality and be pleasing to use and look at.
Apple App Store for iPhone
The Apple App Store was launched with the iPhone and was initially available in 62 countries. At present the the Apple App Store is available in over 90 countries.
All the applications are downloaded directly to the devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
The App store is also available when using iTunes.
The number of applications shown below reflects iPhone only applications. iPad only applications have been excluded.
Company Apple URL:- itunes.apple.com/
Developer site : http//developer.apple.com/
Launch date: July 11th 2008
Available applications: 365,108
Apple App Store for iPad
The Apple App Store for iPad was launched with the iPad in the United States on April 3rd 2010.
The number of applications shown below reflects iPad only applications. iPhone only applications have been excluded.
Launch date: April 3rd 2010
Available applications: 99,052