Welcome to the website about developing iOS apps. Apple shipped the first iPhone to the customers in June of 2007. The phone came with some native apps, such as Contacts, Maps, and Safari developed by Apple engineers.
At that point in time, only Apple was able to develop apps. Outside developers and their apps were not allowed on the platform. Steve Jobs and Apple finally allowed other software engineers to create apps for iOS, too.
Apple released the iPhone Software Development Kit in 2008. App Store opened in July of 2008. At this point, developers could create apps for iPhone only because iPad didn’t existed yet.
The App Store that opened in 2008 was very different from the App Store that you can see today. The number of apps were much less. Today, the store has millions of apps and has generated tens of billions of dollars for the developers because it has created a global marketplace for iOS apps.
With the App Store, you can sell your apps to people all over the world. You can have customers in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Argentina and many other countries. Geographical boundaries do not exist. People from all over the world will be able to find your app by looking for an app in the App Store. Apple itself is interested in the developers getting success and users of Apple products having a great user experience, which is why it provides developers with numerous tips and keeps refining the App Store search algorithms.