Apple's App Store appears to have had a healthy 2013, with the company this week reporting record sales of more than $10 billion. In December alone, iDevice owners downloaded nearly three billion apps with sales totaling $1 billion.
Pebble smartwatch owners should soon find it easier to find apps for their device, with the company behind the device on Wednesday announcing it's lining up the launch of a centralized app store early next year.
Google's face-based Glass gadget looks set to launch with its own dedicated app store, some time in 2014. There are, understandably, few apps available for the device at the current time, though more and more developers are working on…
Apple boss Tim Cook said last year that he "hates litigation", so it may not come as a surprise to learn that this week the company backed down in a long-running trademark dispute with Amazon over the use of the term "app store".
Despite not being the first of its kind, the Apple App Store changed the way we buy software (and not only on our phones), introduced us to thousands of almost indispensable apps, and started the smartphone revolution.
Apple is offering a bunch of free apps ahead of the fifth anniversary of its App Store on Wednesday. The limited-time deal, which offers savings of up to $20, includes the likes of Barefoot World Atlas, Infinity Blade II, and Traktor DJ.
Speaking at his WWDC keynote today, Apple's Tim Cook mentioned some impressive App Store stats: App Store users have downloaded 900,000 apps with 50 billion downloads from the service (up from 30 billion in 12 months).