Five years of the App Store

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Published:  July 9, 2013
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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
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/barefoot-world-atlas/id489221652?mt=8<

Day One (Journal / Diary)
Record movements every day using photos, places and words with this intuitive journal
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/day-one-journal-diary/id421706526?mt=8

How to Cook Everything
Learn to cook more than 2,000 gourmet recipes using this robust kitchen companion
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/how-to-cook-everything/id409936319?mt=8

Over
Help your photos stand out by adding custom captions, logos and stylish doodles
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/over/id535811906?mt=8

Traktor DJ for iPhone
Mix like a pro with a DJ app that puts industry-leading features right at your fingertips
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/traktor-dj-for-iphone/id625335999?mt=8

Five Landmark Games:

BADLAND
An Apple Design Award winner, Badland is an incredible action game with stunning graphics
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/badland/id535176909?mt=8

Infinity Blade II
With smart gameplay and gorgeous graphics, this action-packed epic absolutely shines
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/infinity-blade-ii/id447689011?mt=8

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
This elegant 8-bit adventure uses touch-based puzzles to deliver a poignant story
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/superbrothers-sword-sworcery/id424912055?mt=8

Tiny Wings
This endearing classic features charming style and thrilling momentum-based gameplay
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/tiny-wings/id417817520?mt=8

Where’s My Water?
A simple and challenging puzzle game that features intuitive controls and a lovable mascot
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/wheres-my-water/id449735650?mt=8

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