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Infographic: The age of apps

From IBM Simon and RIM, which paved the way to the app world we live in, this cool infographic predicts the market all the way to 2016.

Forget the Age of Aquarius. We're in the age of apps. This great infographic, created by Neolane, delves deeply into the world of apps as kicked off by Apple five years ago with its App Store. It also predicts where the app market is headed all the way to 2016 -- and has some powerful advice for app makers, too. Enjoy.

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Gina Smith is a NYT best-selling author of iWOZ, the biography of Steve Wozniak. She is a vet tech journalist and chief of the geek tech site, aNewDomain.net.

3 comments
CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

So much for the value of mobility. I think this shows the prime use of these devices is for couch surfers.

Riaanh
Riaanh

@rloptino, Talking about Symbian you reminded me of my Sony Ericsson P800i, also one off the very early touch screen smart-phones. A very nice, ahead of it's time, underated phone. SE should not have let this this product line die.

rlopinto
rlopinto

Handango provided an "app store" for many phones starting in 2003 with Symbian, and in 2004 for Windows Mobile and Palm OS. They were later acquired by PocketGear in 2010. I used to buy tons of apps from PocketGear for my Palm Treo long before Apple had an App Store. Yet somehow Apple gets credit for the first App Store in the infographic. The only difference is that Apple made the App Store itself an app, whereas with Handango/PocketGear you had to visit a web site to download the app, which could be done over the air as well (no need to connect to your PC).

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