Get your gadgets ready because National App Day is all about the best apps! It’s hard to underestimate them: programs help you connect with friends, order groceries at home, eat right, exercise, get to know each other, build an effective business… Is it possible to find a person who doesn’t use them?
National Day was created by CJ Thompson, director of Platinum Edge Media. The holiday is dedicated to developers and ordinary users. As of 2017, diverse applications have been downloaded over 175 million times! Today, this number is probably higher, because it was 2020 that became outstanding, brought new technologies and functionality.
In the mid-80s, the British computer company Psion released an organizer. It was primitive, but included a calculator, a text editor, a diary and other functionality. It is believed that he opened the way for the development of mobile applications. The famous Apple App Store appeared in 2008 – in just a week of existence, smartphone owners downloaded applications about 10 million times! Initially, the company released about 500 applications.
Did you know that:
- Steve Jobs had a negative attitude towards installing third-party applications on the iPhone – he was sure that he would change the life of users without it. However, he changed his mind: his opinion was influenced by Art Levinson, a member of the board of directors;
- “Application” is the most used word in America in 2010;
- the highest download activity is recorded in the Asia-Pacific region;
- entertainment apps remain the engine of the App Store platform. 77% of them are games.
How to celebrate
Discover new programs on National App Day and share your opinion with your friends! Delete unnecessary files if you don’t use them and clean up space for new stuff. Do not forget to leave ratings and praise the developers – this is the least you can do.
When is National App Day celebrated in 2022?
National App Day is observed on December 11 each year.