10 billionth download for Apple’s App Store

January 23, 2011

Apple’s App Store hit 10 billion downloads on Saturday, the California gadget-maker announced.

“Thank you. Ten billion times. The App Store has reached 10 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there,” Apple said in a message on its website.

The success of Apple’s App Store has spawned rivals Blackberry, Google, which is the developer of the Android mobile operating system, and others to launch their own online app stores.

Apple reported a record quarterly net profit of $6 billion on Tuesday, a day after the company’s iconic chief executive, Steve Jobs, announced he is going on medical leave.

What does this mean to companies operating bricks and mortar businesses in Australia.  It means that mobile devices are being a massive focus point for ordinary consumers.  The key now is for businesses to understand this market and how to leverage it.