A specific term that refers to Amazon’s online store for purchasing and downloading software applications and mobile apps for the company’s Kindle line of e-book readers as well as other Android-powered devices. The “appstore” name used by Amazon has led to legal action by Apple for its similarity to the company’s own App Store, and it’s also frequently confused with the more generic “app store” term that’s used to represent the market of emerging app stores such as Apple’s App Store for its iOS-powered devices, the Android Market for Android devices, Blackberry’s App World for Blackberry devices and Nokia’s Ovi Store.
Similar to Apple’s App Store, developers can submit their free or paid apps for inclusion on the Amazon Appstore, with developers of paid apps receiving either 70 percent of the sales price or 20 percent of the developer’s list price. The Amazon Appstore also features a “free app a day” program in which one paid app is offered for free for one day only.
- app store
Both a generic and specific term, app store (“App Store”) in most cases refers to Apple’s App Store, an online store for purchasing and downloading software applications and mobile apps for Apple computers and devices. The term app store is also frequently used for similar online stores that sell mobile apps, including Amazon’s Appstore for […]
- Mac App Store
A part of Apple’s App Store that facilitates finding, purchasing and downloading software applications for Mac OS X personal computers. The Mac App Store can only be accessed by PCs using Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Lion or a later version of Mac OS X.
- Apple App Store
The Apple App Store is an online store for purchasing and downloading software applications and mobile apps for Apple computers and devices. The App Store initially debuted as an online app store for mobile devices powered by Apple’s iOS mobile operating store such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, but it has since expanded […]
- iPod Touch
A mobile device from Apple that combines wireless Internet connectivity with the company’s ubiquitous iPod music player functionality. The iPod touch shares many similarities with the Apple iPhone, with two major differences – the iPod touch lacks the iPhone’s mobile phone capabilities, and it’s significantly slimmer than the iPhone as a result. Now in its […]
iMessage is a free service from Apple that enables users of iOS-powered devices to send text messages over Wi-Fi from mobile devices like the iPhone and iPod touch. Prior to iMessage, most users needed to use a text message plan from a mobile provider in order to be able to send text messages from their […]