Tuesday, March 06, 2012

LA Times Reports on App Milestone

In light of this series by Aggie Villaneuva, I thought I'd pop in with this supporting news: LA Times says "Apple Inc. reached yet another milestone: More than 25 billion apps downloaded for use on iPhones, iPads and other devices."  They thanks their supporters with a banner on their Web site: It said, "A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there." 

Now is that great marketing or what?

Oh, yeah. They also held a countdown promotion beginning on Feb 13 and awarded a $10,000 gift certificate to the customer who downloaded the app that hit that 25 billion mark.

More support for the importance of apps in the same article: Google  sold 10 billion in apps for its Android market. They celebrated by offering selected apps for 10 cents for a limited time.

Seems apps are on a roll, Aggie!

----- Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second ediction of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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