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 App Store. But in 1990, Andy was building and selling apps via the Electronic AppWrapper, the very first App Store, made entirely on the NeXT Computer. Andy will be interviewing for AppStorey and telling us the whole story about how all … Continue reading Andrew Stone was in the App Store 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 App Store, One Hundred Billion Downloads Later The App Store, had humble beginnings as a grassroots reaction to retail requirements for distributing software back in 1991. Today the App Store has become a global phenomenon where downloads are measured in the hundreds of billions. The first App Store was created using the same … Continue reading One Hundred Billion Downloads Later, The First App Store
By Jesse Tayler Did the App Store make the iPhone, or did the iPhone make the App Store? 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 … Continue reading Did the App Store make the iPhone, or did the iPhone make the App Store?
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 App Store 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 … Continue reading Electronic Recollections, By Ricard Carey
Early description of the advantages of electronic distribution from what would be history’s first AppStore Continue reading Electronic Distribution. This article first published in print, Summer 1992
AppStorey is a video Documentary and a three part series the rise of the post-war, general purpose digital computer — the computer we know today didn’t have to be like it is. the rise of the software crisis, the need to digitally distribute and protect data over the internet. the rise of the mobile computer and … Continue reading The Story of AppStorey