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Definition: online app store


A website for downloading free and paid applications to smartphones, tablets and computers. Launched with the iPhone 3G in 2008, Apple's App Store popularized the concept of an online store for downloading applications. Following are the app stores in this encyclopedia:

 ANDROID-------------

    See Google Play.

    See Amazon Appstore.

    See Galaxy Store.


 CHROME BROWSER/COMPUTER

    See Chrome Web Store.


 APPLE-----------------

   iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
    See Apple App Store.

   Mac OS X
    See Mac App Store.


 BLACKBERRY---------------
    See BlackBerry App World.


 WINDOWS and XBOX---------

   Microsoft Store
    See Microsoft Store.




App Stores Are Everywhere
Smart TVs have built-in apps, and third-party apps are available from the vendor's own online store.