Posts tagged with Mac App Store

Apple's Mac App Store hits 100m downloads

Little more than a year ago, I asked the question, "Will the Mac app store change the desktop software landscape?"

The answer may not yet be obvious, but one thing is for sure: Apple's attempt to bring the app store model to the desktop isn't a flop.

Yesterday, the company announced that less than a year after launching, the Mac App Store has already surpassed the 100m download milestone.

According to Apple, this makes its newest app store "the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world."

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The Mac App Store is here. Should developers worry?

With the App Store, Apple has positioned itself as one of the most powerful players in digital content. Millions upon millions of customers now acquire everything from music to mobile apps through it.

But when it comes to Mac desktops and laptops, the App Store is irrelevant. Until now.

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Will the Mac app store change the desktop software landscape?

Are you ready to buy desktop applications through an app store? Apple thinks you are. In the next few months, it will roll out the Mac app store, which will let Mac owners purchase desktop software apps the same way iPhone owners purchase apps for their phone. And Microsoft has plans of its own for a Windows desktop software app store.

The big question: will the app store model work on the desktop? And is the desktop even a market worth targeting?

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