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  • People no longer want to rely on one app for everything
  • People no longer want to rely on one app for everything
    Elvert Barnes, Creative Commons (2013) ©

What do people need from an app?

The Apple App Store houses over one million apps. Despite once trying to do everything, apps are now being split into single purpose platforms. But how do people actually use them? And which is more useful – the Swiss Army knife approach or a tailored, single purpose app?

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‘There's an app for that’ – never have these words been truer. The Apple App Store currently houses over one million apps – everything from platforms for controlling our homes to addictive candy-based puzzle games. [1] Apple changed the face of the mobile world in 2008 when it launched its iPhone App Store. [2] It provided a platform for developers to create applications that solved problems, provided services and – in some cases – even made our lives easier.

As the app store continues to thrive, the role of apps and social ...



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