App Store

“Life and Death in the App Store” or how the economy has matured apps

The iOS App Store saw the light in the summer of 2008 almost eight years ago. It was not the first to offer access to software from a mobile. But it turned out that hit the spot. That the App Store reached that level of acceptance and success as soon as it is something that seems obvious today.

However, at the time, I was a real revolution in the way to distribute apps and developers connect with users. Apple solved at a stroke a number of problems that had always weighed down to software development. Since piracy of apps that in some cases seemed endemic to the management of payments and collection of royalties, through issuing updates.

Its beginnings were promising. However, the App Store is facing a crisis that threatens the achievements of the App Economy. What is happening?