“On July 10, 2008, Apple launched the App Store, an online hub where iPhone owners could browse and download apps from third party developers,” Christina Bonnington writes for Wired. “More than anyone could have expected, this became a defining moment in the history of personal computing.”
“Foremost, it profoundly changed the smartphone,” Bonnington writes. “Apple’s handset was able to finally take on the multitude of functionalities we now expect of all touchscreen phones: Sharing photos, posting to Facebook, finding a place to grab dinner, composing music, and playing every kind of game, from word puzzles to first-person shooters.”
Bonnington writes, “But while this simple digital storefront forever changed the iOS experience, it also changed the way we think about software distribution and valuation.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]