Mobile Future

The App Store Turns 5

This week mobile consumers celebrate Apple’s iOS App Store’s 5th birthday and as GigaOm reports, there have been over 50 billion iOS apps downloaded since the launch of the App Store in 2008. In honor of this milestone, our friends at the Progressive Policy Institute released updated numbers on the number of jobs created by the App Economy. They found that since the first iPhone came to market, over 752,000 App Economy jobs have been created, a 40% increase over the past year.

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