Last April, just nine months after the opening of the App Store someone downloaded a billionth application, now nine months from that the staggering pace shows no signs of slowing down – in fact, its getting faster. Just a few days Apple announced that the three billionth iPhone App had been downloaded from the store.
Obviously the apps are getting better and the selection wider with the increased interest, more money pouring in, and by the time other smart phone manufacturers get their shit together. As of January 15, 2010, there were 133,979 third-party applications officially available on Apple’s App Store.
From a user’s perspective it’s all about finding the ones that are of value. Therefore, I thought about sharing applications some friends in the Finnish digital scene have found useful. I asked around and surprisingly few people wanted to share their apps – I got the feeling that the app selection is actually very personal. Luckily Ville, Jussi and Sami shared some from their selection.
Ville Vesterinen, CEO, Co-founder at ArcticStartup:
Jussi Solja, ex-Nokia Global Marketing Manager, currently a freelancer:
Sami Viitamäki, Partner at TWBA Diego, and a crowdsourcing guru:
Faris Yakob, EVP Chief Technology Strategist at McCann Erickson, Author at The Age of Conversation:
Sami Salmenkivi, Senior Strategic Planner at N2, and a marketing author: