The pace of new app development dwarfs the release of other kinds of media
Somewhere at a computer last Wednesday, a developer pushed a button and the 1 millionth mobile app went to market.
Apps shrink the functions that were once available only on a desktop computer to make them usable on smartphones and mobile devices – stock trades, restaurant reviews, Facebook, streaming radio, photographs, news articles, videos and, of course, Angry Birds.
The pace of new app development dwarfs the release of other kinds of media. “Every week about 100 movies get released worldwide,...