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You gotta have an app store, even your wrist needs an app store

And so we move on to the next digital revolution. Once upon a time you knew that your cutting edge technology had made it because someone had ported ‘Doom’ to it. Now you know you’re with the hip crowd when your device gets its very own app store. My wrist now has an app store, thanks to Pebble: We are extremely excited to announce the Pebble appstore! Many of you, as developers, have asked for it and we are happy to announce that it will go live with Pebble SDK 2.0 early next year. Pebble appstore will be included in the

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs through the prism of the Windows Phone app store

By myself, over on All About Windows Phone, some thoughts on how to measure the worth of an App Store. Includes an attempt at applying Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to the app-economy of Windows Phone… With the recent launches and brand names coming to the platform, it feels as if Windows Phone has moved up from the lower levels of a “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Apps”. The basic apps for sustenance and day to day basic living are now present in the core official apps in the Windows Phone Store, with perhaps just a bit of help from some unofficial third

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Short term value, long term damage in the mobile App Stores

Lex Friedman: It’s no shocker that free apps are vastly more popular than paid apps; everyone likes getting something for nothing. But it is surprising that folks consider a $3 app expensive, and a $10 app downright exorbitant. I know people who play the same iOS game every single day, but choose to stick with the free version—despite its constant, intrusive ads—rather than pony up $5 just once to go ad-free forever… I’m neither an economist nor a psychologist, but it strikes me that too many iOS device owners fail to act in their own best interests—both in the immediate

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Are smartphone app stores better than the ‘Pass’ line at Craps?

Here’s why the App Store game is great for the handset manfuactures but useless for the majority of developer and entrepeneurs. From the NY Times on releasing an app into the iTunes store before Christmas.  Mr. Barnard and his small team have built apps like Tweet Speaker, which reads Twitter messages aloud, and Mirror, which turns the iPhone screen into a mirror with the help of the front-facing camera. “If we can get that snowball rolling and get it right, we can ride the momentum,” he said. “We’re going to give it a shot.” I’m sorry, but releasing an app should

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