With the rise of the iPod Touch/iPhone (read: iOS) platform, we now have added a word to our vocabulary: app. Apps started on the NeXT platform as a shorthand name for programs, or applications, and that term came over to Mac OS X. But it didn’t take off until the iPhone with the general public.
A recent report sites that of the educational pay-for apps available at the end of last year in the iTunes Store, 35% were for preschool or toddler-aged children, 12% for elementary, 4% for middle school, and 8% for high school. The remainder, it was determined, was for an adult audience.
The most popular categories are foreign language and literacy! The report is by Carly Shuler from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. If you have an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone – check out the growing number of educational apps today.