July 11, 2013 in Mobile Apps
One of my goals this year is to develop my first iPhone app. I’ve been trying to stay on top of everything that is related to mobile apps and had to share the following news. The Apple App Store is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary and they’re celebrating by giving away 10 apps for free! Great news for iOS users!
The App Store was launched in 2008 with about 500 apps available to iPhone users. Today in 2013, there are about 900,000 apps available for iOS devices. I will be contributiting to their growth soon and hopefully more in the future. I’m currently sketching out the details of my first app so I can present it to a developer. For now, it looks like Apple has hand-picked the apps they want to give away during their anniversary.
Apple has categorized the free apps into 2 categories:
- Landmark Games
- Groundbreaking Apps
There are 5 free apps in each category. I’ve downloaded half of them but a couple of the apps are over 1GB and I don’t have enough room on my phone for them. I think 2 of them are also only for iOS 6 so I wasn’t able to download those. I’m on iOS 5 right now and don’t have enough room on my phone to upgrade! It requires 2.8GB of free space to upgrade!
Here’s the list of apps that will be free for a limited time:
- Infinity Blade II
- Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
- Tiny Wings
- Where’s My Water?
- Barefoot World Atlas
- Day One
- How To Cook Everything
- Traktor DJ
If you love free apps, download these now before Apple starts charging for them again. Hope this brightens your day!