News / UK and world by Press Association July 8, 2018, 8:02 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter This July sees Apple celebrate the 10th anniversary of the App Store. The iOS platform first arrived on July 10 2008 with little over 500 apps available to download on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Today, the App Store boasts well over two million apps, many of which we’ve long forgotten. To mark the occasion, we look back at some of the apps that once kept us glued to our phone screens: 1. Draw Something Draw Something had a basic premise but drew in people with its ability to get people to play games together from a distance. Simply draw something (as the game’s title clearly states) and your friend would have to work out what it is. The Pictionary-style app was also great for being a quick play – and friends didn’t have to solve the games immediately either. 2. Flappy Bird Flappy Bird caused a storm in May 2013, leading to near-global addiction and the creator consequently pulling the app for a period of time. Developer Dong Nguyen claimed in-game advertising earned him a whopping $50,000 a day…. Read full this story
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