For those of you familiar with the iPad and iPhone this will come as no surprise and for everyone else it will offer an illustration of why the iPad and iPhone arei so popular. This past week someone downloaded the 25thbillion app from Apple’s App Store.
And for those of you who might not be very familiar with the iPad or iPhone just a brief explanation of why this is signification and honestly, why it is fun!
The iPad and iPhone are so popular for two reasons; firstly, the devices themselves are wonderful to use – they offers a very sensitive touch screen with a great display although granted the iPad has the larger screen! And secondly, there are a great variety of apps that can be downloaded and used on the iPad and iPhone.
There are apps (short for software application and akin to the icons found on a PC) for almost everything under the sun. There are apps for buying e-books and interactive books, reading free library e-books, apps for listening to personalized music and radio stations from across the globe, apps for knitting, cooking and crafting, apps for playing games of all kinds, apps that offer tips on how to play the sport of your choice, apps for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Smithsonian among other news related apps; there are apps that offer new movie trailers and movie show times, sports news and even apps that rate apps just in case youdon’t have time to browse through all the thousands of apps in the App Store!
And just as the iPad and iPhone are so popular so too are the apps; in fact that apps are so popular that even though Apple’s App Store has only been in operation since 2008 it has just seen the 25th billion app downloaded!
Here is a link to a CNET article on the subject!
And in relation, if you’d ever like to see what an iPad looks like and how it works — stop by the library! We have iPads for in-house use and would be happy to show you how easy it is to use one.
Enjoy your Sunday everyone!