Ahmed Eltawil's Blog

Apple Mac is getting an App Store

Posted on: October 28, 2010

No surprise there. I knew it was coming sooner or later. The idea has been roaming the internet for years ever since an App Store was released to the first generation iPhone. But what bothers me is that no other operating system acted fast enough to implement this idea before Apple. I am talking mostly about Microsoft here since it’s the only company that has enough resources to make it happen. I mean, think of the millions of Windows applications available world wide. The massive Microsoft Certified developers population deserve a repository from which they submit their applications to and make it available worldwide and also make profit from. That would most certainly allow their applications to reach a lot more people than if they would market them independently.

Yet, Apple made it first…again. Their innovation surpasses many larger companies that I could think of. The number of Apple Mac applications is barely a fraction of all Windows based applications yet they still manage to make it first in the game in releasing a desktop application store, which is quite embarrassing to Microsoft in my opinion. And you know what? The number of Mac Apps will start sky rocketing when the Mac App Store rolls out specially knowing that Mac developers can take advantage of Apple’s iAds in their applications.

That being said, guess who’ll be copying Apple with releasing their own App Store for their #1 operating system?

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2 Responses to "Apple Mac is getting an App Store"

Someone did. Intel and Asus had tried AppStore earlier in their netbook. Try searching for “netbook appstore”.

The problem is, they don’t have that Apple brand stamped and is not big enough of a threat to make the press report it like “the fight of the century”.

Yeah, I did hear about this “Intel AppUp” (http://www.appup.com/) application store, but it still looks in its early phases. Not much developer adoption, not to mention media coverage either.

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