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5 Years of the App Store

5 Years of the App Store

From the 500 apps available at launch in 2008 to the more than 90,000 at your fingertips today, it’s been a remarkably prolific five years for the App Store. To celebrate, we’re giving everyone five landmark games and five groundbreaking apps for a limited time. Plus, look back at the key moments that have made the App Store the world’s most innovative destination for apps*.

* Key milestones are broken out by individual year from 2008 – 2013 on the App Store.

Five Landmark Apps

Barefoot World Atlas

Learn about the world, its nations and its wonders through this dazzling interactive globe

Day One (Journal / Diary)

Record movements every day using photos, places and words with this intuitive journal

How to Cook Everything

Learn to cook more than 2,000 gourmet recipes using this robust kitchen companion


Help your photos stand out by adding custom captions, logos and stylish doodles

Traktor DJ for iPhone

Mix like a pro with a DJ app that puts industry-leading features right at your fingertips

Five Landmark Games. 

Editors notes: high res images of the apps are available on request


An Apple Design Award winner, Badland is an incredible action game with stunning graphics

Infinity Blade II

With smart gameplay and gorgeous graphics, this action-packed epic absolutely shines

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

This elegant 8-bit adventure uses touch-based puzzles to deliver a poignant story

Tiny Wings

This endearing classic features charming style and thrilling momentum-based gameplay

Where’s My Water?

A simple and challenging puzzle game that features intuitive controls and a lovable mascot