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The newton message pad was designed and built by apple and contained built in apps such as email, web, calander and address book.
iTunes music store was released with 200,00 songs and sold 3 million in its first week.
the Trojan.Redbrowser was discovered which was the second major instance of mobile malware in the form of software that sent SMS Messages to a premium-rate number.
apple announced developers can create 2.0 web applications which look and behave just like the applications built into the iPhone, and which can seamlessly access iPhone services, including making a phone call, sending an email and displaying a location in google maps.
apple announced a 70:30 deal between developers and themselves and explain how third party native apps will be created for iPhone.
they launched the app store which the opened with 552 apps which included 135 free apps, within a week of the launch 10 million downloads are counted in the app store and more than 800native apps are available for download.
100 million app store downloads within 60 days of the app store lunch, Steve jobs reveals there have been over 100 million downloads and that they are over 3,000applications available for download in 62 countries worldwide.
fitbit was released; the first available wearable mobile tool was launched which tracks users 24 hours a day to produce a record of steps taken, calories burned and even the quality of the users steps.
the android market was launched; googles android market becomes the second major distributor of mobile applications and the app store key rival.
HTC Dream referred to as ‘The Googlephone’ the HTC dream becomes the first smart phone to use the android mobile operating system.
apple runs a worldwide campaign know simply as ‘there's an app for that’ it becoming the common catchphrase.
blackberry world is launched, the blackberry world store became the third major distributor of mobile applications to rival apple and google.
whatsapp was launched, the instant messaging app company.
angry birds launched and became the number one paid app on iTunes in 68 countries as well as the best selling paid app of all time.
windows phone store was launched becoming the forth major distributor of mobile applications.
app was voted ‘word of the year 2010’, one of the most convincing arguments from the voting floor from a woman who said that even her grandmother had heard of it.
amazon app store was launched, although offering a similar product to the play store amazons sale pitch to customers is trust and ease of use. For developers, its access to amazons vast customer base.
app store banned satirical game. Removal of games that include references to child labour and factory work suicides reignites debate about how apple treats apps differently to music, books and films
the app store and job creation, apple reveal that ‘the app revolution has added more than 291,250 ISO jobs to the U.S. economy since the introduction of iPhone 2007’
android renamed the google market to the play store, the new look is available as part of the latest android 2.2 mobile update
Facebook acquires Instagram with a price tag of $1 billion, the highest ever paid for an app company.
angry birds reached 1 billion downloads , the milestone comes just days after Rovio announced some figures from its 2011 financial year, when it made €75.4m of revenues and €48m of earnings before taxes, ending the year with 200m monthly active users across all platforms.
candy crush was released on ISO becoming the most downloaded ISO app of 2013 the year finishing above Facebook, angry birds and YouTube.
google searches for ‘apps’ peak, the search has remained popular since its rapid rise in 2007.
the app store releases its top downloads list, as the app store reaches 50 billion downloads apple releases its top downloads.
Angry birds tops the paid while the Facebook app tops the free downloads.
the rise and fall of flappy bird. Flappy bird is downloaded over 50 million times only to be pulled by its creator Dong Nguyen in February 2014 due to its fears of the games addictive qualities.
universals despicable me app. The Despicable me app makes the top ten for 2013 showing traditional media moving towards mobile applications.
Google play has more than 50 billion downloads. Senior Vice president of google sundar pichari reveals there are more than one million apps currently available for download at the google play store which account for more than 50 billion downloads.
1 million apps in the app store, apple CEO Tim Cook reveals all downloads from the app store have resulted in a total of $13 billion being paid out to developers over the years.
Snapchat rejects $3 billion bid from Facebook. The attempted bid for Snapchat from Facebook is seen as a way to tackle the issue of declining engagement among Facebooks teenage user base.
1.75 billion smartphones predicted for 2014. mobile phone users are rapidly switching over to smartphones as devices become more affordable and 3G and 4G networks advance. Mobile app use was also on the rise, data from Nielsen shows that U.S.
android and iPhone users age 18 and over spend 65 percent more time each month using apps than they did just two years ago. App store also sales top $10 billion on the app store in 2013 including over $1 billion in December alone.
Facebook acquires WhatsApp for $19 billion. WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum says he plans to operate the firm ‘independantly and autonomously’ he also became a member of Facebook’s board of directors .
Facebook released a new messaging app which half a billion people adopt messenger within six months.
Snapchat has 700 million photos shared everyday. The instant messaging company continues its rise in popularity after rejecting a $3 billion takeover bid from Facebook.
Gmail reaches app milestone , googles Gmail application becomes the first stand alone app to hit 1 billion downloads.
Android wear launched , this latest google product acts as a major new platform for developers to build wearable apps.
app store reaches 75 billion downloads. The app store which reached users in 155 countries, was calculated to have generated more than $15 billion for apples 9 million registered developers .
celebrity iCloud hack, described as a ‘very targeted attack’ a collection of more than 500 private celebrity pictures are hacked via iCloud and distributed via 4chan. Many of these pictures were taken privately and distributed through messaging apps.
game apps are the most popular, 20.3% of app store downloads are games with 10.36% educational apps and 1.9% social networking.
WhatsApp used as public service, WhatsApp is used by the BBC as Ebola health information service to provide audio, text message alerts and images to help people get the latest public health information to combat the spread of Ebola.
apps are used to steal personal data, the flash torch app which was over 50m downloads was revealed to steal sensitive customer details such as bank details.
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