Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
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Smartphone lens-maker Moment finally brings its camera app to Android

Smartphone lens-maker Moment finally brings its camera app to Android

Apple is celebrating a big anniversary: Its App Store is officially 10 years old. The most downloaded free apps of all time are Pandora, Facebook and Facebook Messenger. As this chart from Statista shows, these combined services have doubled their revenue since 2015, accumulating $1.3 trillion over the course of five and a half years.

And when you did find something you were interested in, you'd have to hope the app maker had a secure storefront - and then jump through even more hoops to get it installed on your device. And the success of apps would have been a shade of what it is now, had it not been for Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store.

There was a time when most people only had a handful of apps on their phone but now we have pages of apps that keep our schedules, our notes, our emails, our social media, our videos and music, our photos, our work or classroom studies. Yes, the iPhone kicked off the smartphone race, but apps were the fuel that powered it. In late 2017, the Cupertino, Calif. -based tech giant - in collaboration with Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine and American Well - launched the Apple Heart Study app, a research project that leverages the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor to detect irregular heart rhythms. The Moment app is also compatible with the Moment Original Photo Case and Moment Battery Photo Case, including support for the physical shutter button on the case.

Since it first launched on July 10 2008, this online shop has transformed the way we use our phones turning them into everything from games machines to maps. The number of available iPad apps triples in the space of three months.

Unfortunately, not everything from the iOS app has made its way to Android.

The iPhone changed everything when it was released a little over 10 years ago. To commemorate the event, Apple not only released the stunning iPhone X, but a major redesign to the App Store as well.

The updated App Store app revolves around a new home page that offers articles, tips, and other curated content.

"In its first decade, the App Store has surpassed all of our wildest expectations - from the innovative apps that developers have dreamed up, to the way customers have made apps part of their daily lives - and this is just the beginning", he said.

Earlier this year, a study surveying over 100 USA students found higher self-reported levels of isolation, loneliness, depression, and anxiety among those individuals who used their phones most often.

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