The iPhone has its own iOS operating system and it uses Software Development Kit for making apps. These best features of iPhone when combined together enables a wide range of apps and games that the rivals like Android don’t have or even can’t get these apps.
The iOS system has so many apps developed by the third parties and even Apple itself makes such amazing apps for iPhone. Apple makes an app named iMovie, the best and powerful iOS apps which could make anybody to record anything they want, edit what you like and share wherever you want. It’s an amazing app made by Apple to create home movies. You can add captions and special effects as well. This app is a complete package where you can add different titles to your story. This is a special app for iPhones and you will never get it on Android.
History of iOS Apps:
Let’s have a brief history of Apple’s apps from the year 2008 to 2015.
- For The Year 2008:
In the year 2008, in the month of July, Apple’s started 500 apps for business. In the first week of July, 10m downloads were recorded.
There were 100 million downloads hits the app store on 3000 apps. According to one of the app developer, he has earned $8000 in a month.
- For The Year 2009:
In April 2009, Apple comes up with the hit of one billion downloads and announced to have an app store that is opened in 77 countries with 35000 apps.
Just after two months, app store goes to 65000 apps and total 1.5 billion downloads hit the app store.
The app store has 85000 apps in September 2009 with 2 billion downloads.
The app store goes up with 100000 apps.
- For The Year 2010:
Three billion downloads hit the app store.
6.5 billion downloads hit the 250000 apps in September 2010.
- For The Year 2011:
- January :
There have been 350000 apps with the 10 billion downloads. The app store expanded in 90 countries.
There were 425000 apps recorded which includes 100000 iPad apps with the 15 billion downloads.
- For The Year 2012:
25 billion downloads hit the app store over 550000 apps that have also included native iPad apps 170000. This time store expanded in 123 countries.
- For The Year 2013:
40 billion apps downloads of 775000 apps (native iPad apps of 300000 included).
There were total 850000 apps recorded including 350000 apps of native iPad with 50 billion downloads hit.
- For The Year 2014:
It reached up to 75 billion downloads on the app store that has 1.2 million apps.
- For The Year 2015:
And now there are total 1.4 million apps available in the app store, says Apple.
History of Android Apps:
In 2008, Google has launched the Android market. And below is the brief history of the Google apps on the Android system.
There were 2300 apps recorded in 2009.
By 2010, there were 8000 apps recorded available in the google app store.
In 2011, three major downloads history were recorded. The first major download hit was 3 billion, the second was 6 million and the third was 10 billion.
The trend has been continued for this year 2012 also and total apps available in the play store reached up to 500000 with the 25 billion downloads hit.
On march 6, 2012, Android market was rebranded with the name Google play because it Google music and Google ebook store have been merged with the Android market. And by the end of 2014, Google’s managed to have more apps than Apple. In the first quarter of 2015, google has 70% more apps downloads hit than Apple apps store. But apple has 70 % more revenue on its apps than google paly store. So both have at least 1 million apps and their downloads are measured in billions, but iOS holds the most apps as compared to Android systems.