Only on select occasions will Apple issue a press release touting a milestone for its mobile app storefront. But on Tuesday, it was one of those rare occasions.
According to the iDevice-maker, App Store sales ballooned to more than $10 billion last year. In fact, customers spent over $1 billion in December alone.
App Store customers downloaded almost three billion apps in December making it the most successful month in App Store history.
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Last night, Apple rolled out its annual holiday season giveaway app in the iOS App Store for the first time in the United States.
“From 26 December – 6 January, you can download a gift each day—songs, apps, books, movies, and more—with the 12 Days of Gifts app,” Apple explains.
If you’re not familiar with the app, each day’s “gift” will only be available for one day (24 hours). That’s why Apple advises users to download the free app to make sure that they don’t miss out.
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It’s a milestone achievement for the iOS app ecosystem and the innovative developers behind the plentiful array of apps that entertain and inform us like nothing else.
According to the latest industry data, Apple’s App Store now contains more than one million iOS apps.
App discovery platform Appsfire was first to report the news.
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It’s the holiday shopping dilemma we’ve all faced: not knowing what to get the guy or gal who has it all.
For those unlucky shoppers with friends and family who are simply impossible to shop for, here’s a suggestion to take your holiday shopping outside the box. This holiday season, why not give the gift of a mobile app?
If so, you’ll be among millions of smartphone users around the world who are expected to do so. From app store gift cards to direct digital purchases, mobile apps have become the perfect digital stocking stuffers.
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Apple has updated its App Store search engine to ostensibly improve the general user experience as well as improve one of the most commonly experienced problems apparent in the app search process – incorrect search results returning from misspelled queries.
According to TechCrunch, Apple is bolstering the search process by directly combating typos.
This effort likely comes as a direct reaction to Google doing the same to improve search queries by mitigating the impact of misspelled words.
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Apple, Google, and Amazon preside over three of the world’s largest mobile app stores. But which is the most “mature” of this superior lot?
According to Pfeiffer Report’s “2013 App Store Maturity Shootout,” Apple still reigns supreme.
“The combined results of the four different benchmarks and evaluations,” the report reads, indicate that Apple is clearly far ahead of the competition “in terms of overall app store maturity.”
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Mobile apps have taken their cash-generating prowess to an entirely new level this year.
By the end of 2013, IHS projects that the app ecosystem will have raked in revenues totaling $15.5 billion.
When it’s all said and done, 90 billion smartphone and tablet apps will have been downloaded in 2013. That’s nearly double 2012′s total app downloads of 49 million.
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