Andrew Stone was in the AppStore 20 years before you

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

One Hundred Billion Downloads Later, The First AppStore

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

Did the AppStore make the iPhone, or did the iPhone make the 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?