I just purchased my 1st iPhone app through the Apple App Store. What did I buy? Joe Kueser‘s Fuel Gauge (iTunes link) for .99 cents. Fuel Gauge is currently #9 on the App Store Top 25 list. I’m going to use it to see just how much gas my 84 Toyota Land Cruiser is sucking down.
The purchase process was amazingly easy. I think the App Store and more importantly the iPhone apps are going to fuel some major growth in Apple’s share of this market. Contrasting this experience with my experience installing apps on Microsoft-based SmartPhones – no comparisson.
IMO, developers are going to flock to this platform because it does so much to provide the commerce infrastructure and it doesn’t take a whole lot (because Apple provides so much in terms of U.I. guidance and coding tools) to write something that’s pretty handy for the iPhone.
WOW – I’m really impressed with the 2.0 upgrade so far. I’m also really like the addition of Microsoft Exchange Support – it’s interfacing with our Zimbra server perfectly.