Five years of the App Store

Published:  July 9, 2013
Five years of the App Store

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the App Store, Apple are giving away five landmark games and five groundbreaking apps.

This free, limited time offer marks a significant milestone in the history of the company. In five years, the App Store has gone from having 500 apps available at its 2008 launch to more than 90,000 available today. Beyond those figures, the concept and design of the App Store has revolutionised the computer industry and mobile communications.

Take a look at what’s on offer while you try to remember a time before the phrase “There’s an App for that” was a thing.

Five Landmark Apps:

Barefoot World Atlas
Learn about the world, its nations and its wonders through this dazzling interactive globe<

Day One (Journal / Diary)
Record movements every day using photos, places and words with this intuitive journal

How to Cook Everything
Learn to cook more than 2,000 gourmet recipes using this robust kitchen companion

Help your photos stand out by adding custom captions, logos and stylish doodles

Traktor DJ for iPhone
Mix like a pro with a DJ app that puts industry-leading features right at your fingertips

Five Landmark Games:

An Apple Design Award winner, Badland is an incredible action game with stunning graphics

Infinity Blade II
With smart gameplay and gorgeous graphics, this action-packed epic absolutely shines

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
This elegant 8-bit adventure uses touch-based puzzles to deliver a poignant story

Tiny Wings
This endearing classic features charming style and thrilling momentum-based gameplay

Where’s My Water?
A simple and challenging puzzle game that features intuitive controls and a lovable mascot

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