iTunes App Store – The top Technological Breakthrough of 2008

Fri, Dec 26, 2008


Wired has a list of the top 10 technological breakthroughs of 2008 with the iTunes App Store coming in at #1.

Until this year, mobile app developers lacked an easy way to get their software into the hands of consumers, forcing them to make deals with finicky and power-hungry carriers if they wanted to get any distribution at all. Apple’s App Store changed all that. It made creating and distributing mobile applications for cellphone users easy — jumpstarting the mobile-app development market and creating clones such as the Android Market. It even forced Research in Motion to offer a BlackBerry Application Storefront. For thousands of programmers, the cellphone is the new PC.

Check out the full list over here.


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