Check out the evolution of mobile apps from IBM Simon to Snapchat


Did you know that the first mobile apps arrived in the distant 1994 on the IBM Simon? Although users of this one couldn't download apps on this smartphone predecessor by any means, they had access to stock apps like a built-in calculator, contact book, clock, news, stocks, and even an early precursor to Google Maps!

Since then, apps have skyrocketed in terms of quality and quantity, as well as availability - getting an app these days is as easy as launching the app store and immediately getting bombarded with tons of software that's vying for the sacred right to make its way to your phone's storage.

We've stumbled upon a neat infographic that will give you more insight into the history and evolution of smartphone apps. Check it out here:




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2 Comments

1. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hard to view the text on the images when you have nearly 50% of the window allocated to ads. Thanks for the source link though I can read everything in peace. You guys need to tone down on ads.

2. ECPirate37

Posts: 334; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Agreed. Zooming in to read it, and then zooming out to go to the next frame isn't a good look. Also, can we get ads with volume automatically turned off. This is one of the few sites I visit where they are set to on, and nothing like listening to a song you like, and then hearing someone talking and not being able to find the ad easily because it is all the way at the bottom.

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