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Apple App Store Sales Reached $10 Billion In 2013

Apple App Store Sales Reached $10 Billion In 2013

By Zach Walton January 7, 2014

Are you an Apple App Store developer? Did you create a best selling app in 2013? If so, you may have contributed to the Apple App Store’s best month ever. Apple announced this morning that App Store sales reached $10 …

Apple Announces 30 Billion Apps. Downloaded Apple Announces 30 Billion Apps. Downloaded

Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced an amazing milestone for the company at today’s (June 11th – 15th) Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2012) in San Francisco. The news is, the app store now has over 650,000 apps available and there …

Fruit Ninja Turns Two-Years-Old On The App Store Fruit Ninja Turns Two-Years-Old On The App Store

It’s hard to believe how explosive the mobile gaming scene has become. It was only just a few years ago that we were still playing basic and admittedly pretty awful games on our mobile phones to just pass the time. …

Twitter For iPhone and Android Updated and Improved Twitter For iPhone and Android Updated and Improved

Twitter has updated its mobile apps for both iPhone and Android. The updated app can now be downloaded at the Apple App Store or at Google Play. The announcement came from Twitter Product Manager Sung Hu Kim in a post …

LinkedIn iPad App Officially Launches LinkedIn iPad App Officially Launches
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LinkedIn, the popular business and professional networking social network, has officially launched its new iPad app – and it’s surprisingly robust. The app is available for download in Apple’s App Store, and an announcement has been posted to the LinkedIn …

“Dabble” Launched by Former Twitter Vice President “Dabble” Launched by Former Twitter Vice President

After Instagram was recently bought by Facebook for a hefty $1 billion, it’s to be expected that mobile app stores will see more photo-sharing apps pop up to get in on the action. In fact, an argument could be made …

Max Payne Released for Apple’s App Store Max Payne Released for Apple’s App Store

With the anticipation building for Max Payne 3, Rockstar has released the original Max Payne for Apple’s touch devices. The game is now available in the App Store for $2.99, a good price for such a classic game. When the …

Instagram’s Rise to $1 Billion [Infographic] Instagram’s Rise to $1 Billion [Infographic]
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Visually has created an infographic telling the story of the first 17 months of Instagram and the steps on its path to being bought by Facebook for a ridiculous $1 billion. Instagram, in case you don’t know, is a popular …

Kindle Fire and Amazon Appstore Get In-App Purchases Kindle Fire and Amazon Appstore Get In-App Purchases
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Over at the Amazon Appstore developer blog today the announcement went out that an Android SDK and an in-app purchasing API are now available for app developers. The in-app purchasing API will enable developers to offer content and subscription purchases …

Draw Something Hits 50 Million Users in 50 Days

We’ve already reported on the huge success that is Draw Something. That success, however, has now become record-breaking and, quite frankly, unbelievable. VentureBeat is reporting that Draw Something has been downloaded more than 50 Million times from Apple’s App Store. …

Sun Covering Up its Page 3 Girls for Apple?
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Yesterday, the Sun’s iPad app made headlines because it was reportedly somehow able to sneak nudity past Apple’s app approval process, which is notoriously strict (even with cartoon nudity).

Is Apple Displaying a “Puritan” Double Standard?
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Update: According to reports, Apple has "quietly reinstated a shopping app from a beachwear retailer that sells bikinis."

App Store Gets Twice the Downloads of Android Market

New findings from AdMob indicate that twice as many paid apps are downloaded per user on Apple App Store compared to the Android Market. This information comes from AdMob’s Metrics Report for the month of July.

Google Voice Completely Banned From Apple’s App Store
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UPDATE: There is a Twitition floating around asking "Apple to unblock Google Voice App".

If you wish to sign it, go here.

Pandora Back Atop Apple’s App Store
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Pandora’s music discovery app has returned to its rightful place atop the Apple App Store. Sirius XM Radio gave them a pretty good run in the music category, edging out Pandora for several weeks. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be though.

Apple Trying to Kill Off CDs
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The push toward making CDs obsolete has taken another step as Apple is going to begin offering album art applications. This is one aspect of physical products like CDs and Vinyl that music enthusiasts have been reluctant to part with in favor of the digital age, but when that aspect becomes available as part of said age, will they still have something to cling to?