Apple App Store Tops 40 Billion Downloads with Almost Half in 2012
Apple today announced that customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps, with nearly 20 billion in 2012 alone. The App Store has over 500 million active accounts and had a record-breaking December with over two billion downloads during the month. Apple’s incredible developer community has created over 775,000 apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide, and developers have been paid over seven billion dollars by Apple. “It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Developers have made over seven billion dollars on the App Store, and we continue to invest in providing them…
iPad – SketchBook Express – Updated
Autodesk has wasted no time releasing their newly updated SketchBook Express app with features for the new iPad including Retina Display and canvas size to 2048×1536. There’s also improved pan/zoom performance and a few bug fixes. If you, like us are taking delivery of a brand new iPad tomorrow morning make sure you get this app up and running on it straight away. This is a free update to a free app/download here.
SketchBook Pro for iPad – Now On Sale
Autodesk SketchBook® Pro for iPad is a professional-grade paint and drawing application. Using the same paint engine as its desktop counterpart, SketchBook Pro delivers a complete set of sketching & painting tools through a streamlined and intuitive user interface designed exclusively for the iPad experience. Whether you are an occasional doodler or a professional illustrator, SketchBook Pro transforms your iPad into the ultimate digital SketchBook. "This drop-dead gorgeous app for digital artists packs a rich feature set into a surprisingly intuitive interface." – WIRED Magazine. You can pick this app up here: US$2.99/Download UK£1.99/Download