How to Get iPhone Apps
(c) Kevin Languedoc (klanguedoc)
The primary source for iPhone apps is the Apple App Store that is installed by default on every iPhone device. It is located on the main screen of an i Phone.
Every iOS device is shipped with an App Store application. Through this application you can browse apps by category. You can also browse the featured apps on the main page of the App Store or search for app using the search field. The search works the same same as searching on the web, you enter keyword(s) that best describe the type of iPhone app you are looking for. the search will browse the app titles and the product description for apps that contain the same keywords.
When you have found the app you are seeking, you can take a look at the screenshots and read the app’s description, reviews, rankings before making the decision to download the app.
iTunes on Mac and Windows is another excellent place to browse, search and download apps. Naturally the apps will only work on an iPhone or other iOS device like the iPad. They will be added automatically when your iPhone or other iOS device is connected to your computer.
To purchase app through iTunes, click on the iTunes Store and then on the App Store in the menu. Refer to the following screenshot to pinpoint these links in iTunes. Once the App Store is loaded, you are presented with the Editor’s Choice apps. On the right you can filter the apps by category, by News & Noteworthy, Top Paid, Top Free and Top Grossing to name a few of the different available filters. You can also opt to do a custom search by using the search field to search for apps by specific keywords.
The OpenAppMkt offers an alternative to Apple’s app distribution system. Through the OpenAppMkt marketplace, you can sell your HTML5 standalone apps which can be downloaded and installed on your iPhone using their own app.
To purchase apps through the OpenAppMkt, you would need to install their app on the iPhone by browsing to the following address: http://openappmkt.com and following the instructions to install the app on our device, thus bypassing the App Store. Through the OpenAppMkt app, you can browse or search for the apps that you would like to have.
Give Me Apps
As an alternative to OpenAppMkt, you can also browse by category or search for apps for purchase and download through the Give Me Apps store. Through this site you can buy apps that are sold directly through their portal or that links back to the original web site or web store like App Store.
The site provides a way to promote and sell app native and as well app written in other technologies like Flash.
Premier App Store
Premier App Store is similar to OpenAppMkt, in that you need to install a web app on your iPhone. Once installed you can browse the app available through the app based store and purchase using a credit card or PayPal.
iPhones and Apps
Although some consumers may find that purchasing an app outside of the the iTunes App Store increases their freedom and choices, the App Store does protect end users by forcing developers to create high quality apps.
However before you can get the apps, you will need an iPhone which are available at most consumer electronic retails outlets or directly from an Apple Store. Apple has stores in most major cities, like New York. In addition to getting a beautiful new iPhone, the stores are like a playground; allowing you to play with the iPhones and the several thousand apps and other Apple devices like the iPad or iPod Touch and talk to the super friendly staff.
The Apple stores are more than just a retail outlet, they are a destination featuring beautiful architecture. If you are visiting New York, check one of their stores like the one on Broadway or Grand Central Station.
iPhone App Stores
iPhones are available at the beautiful Apple Store in Grand Central Station in New York City, NY
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