APPS: Battle of the app platforms

As Apple and Android compete head-to-head, Microsoft is slowly making a comeback, writes Marie Boran.

24th November, 2013

Half a decade ago Apple launched its App Store for the iPhone, which was then a year old. Apple's touchscreen smartphone went from an exciting novelty to a potential goldmine for mobile software developers. The app as we know it was born and Google soon caught up with Android Marketplace.

This dominance looks set to continue with iOS and Android app stores combined forecast to account for 90 per cent of global app downloads in...

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