“With the launch of an App Store for the Mac last week, Apple has proved that its all-in-one digital marketplace model — so successful for the iPhone, iPod and iPad — can flourish on old-fashioned laptop and desktop computers as well,” Mark Milian reports for CNN.
MacDailyNews Take: “Old-fashioned” our collective arse. People don’t gasp for nothing when the first see our MacBook Airs.
Milian continues, “Developers with software ready for the store’s January 6 opening were met with throngs of click-happy customers. Mac users have appeared eager to spend money on apps, even for software that was previously available on the Web and in brick-and-mortar stores. Downloads on the first day exceeded 1 million — out of a pool of about 1,000 apps, Apple said.”
“The App Store program is included as part of a software update for Mac computers running the newest version of the operating system, called Snow Leopard,” Milian reports. “Further enhancements to the app model will come as part of OS X Lion, which is scheduled to go on sale this summer.”
Milian reports, “However, not every company has the Midas touch for launching app stores. Google, which produced a hit with its Android Market, has drummed up minimal interest in its Chrome Web Store.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]