Firefox, Safari, Opera, Explorer or Chrome… today we pick our favorite web-browser as if it’s our preferred chocolate out of the box. And we take for granted the presence of common browser elements, the URL bar, the home or back buttons…today, we customize our browser easily and naturally to make it feel like a comfortable piece of clothing. … Continue reading The Earliest Web; The Story of SpiderWoman
Today Andrew C. Stone might best be known for his iOS app Twittelator selling millions of copies on the iOS AppStore. But in 1990, Andy was building and selling apps via the Electronic AppWrapper, the very first AppStore, made entirely on the NeXT Computer. Andy will be interviewing for AppStorey and telling us the whole story about how all of this … Continue reading Andrew Stone was in the AppStore 20 years before you
It’s hard to imagine a web browser without even the most fundamental features we associate with a web browser of today. Take the URL bar, a back-button or a bookmark — all these ideas had to get invented over an awkward first few years of the web. Continue reading The Earliest Web; The Story of NetSurfer
The First AppStore, One Hundred Billion Downloads Later The AppStore, had humble beginnings as a grassroots reaction to retail requirements for distributing software back in 1991. Today the AppStore has become a global phenomenon where downloads are measured in the hundreds of billions. The first AppStore was created using the same tools and technologies used … Continue reading One Hundred Billion Downloads Later, The First AppStore
By Jesse Tayler Did the AppStore make the iPhone, or did the iPhone make the AppStore? Now before you point out that however sophisticated your iPhone, it’s hardly inventing software just yet. Please, allow me to explain, It’s simply a question of heritage and of recipes handed down the generations. It happens that I know … Continue reading Did the AppStore make the iPhone, or did the iPhone make the AppStore?
Richard Carey is an author and philosopher at large in Ashland Oregon today. In the early 1990’s he was working for the startup that invented the first AppStore and, as startups always are, it was a major part of life during that time. Richard was an avid NeXT user and a big part of what … Continue reading Electronic Recollections, By Ricard Carey
NeXT Turns 30, Article explains the reason for AppStorey Continue reading NeXT Turns 30, Article explains the reason for AppStorey