The Apple App Store just had its 12th anniversary week. How time flies! The panel of Mark Fuccio, David Ginsburg, Kelly Guimont, Warren Sklar, and host Chuck Joiner talk about the development of The App Store, its importance to the Apple ecosystem, and how it drove the utility of the iPhone and iPad. The fees Apple charges developers, for both being a developer as well as distributing the apps, sparks an enthusiastic discussion of transparency and services. (Part 1)
Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at piqsure.com, or as an marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through Twitter on LinkedIn.
David Ginsburg is the President of the Suburban Chicago Apple Users Group, and is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Find and follow him on Twitter as @daveg65. You can also hear him share his knowledge on his podcast, In Touch With iOS.
Kelly Guimont is a longtime Apple geek, sitting down (on a telephone book) in front of an Apple IIe in 1983. She can still hear the ticking of the ImageWriter. Thanks to the miracle of the adjustable leg desk, she no longer needs the phonebook. Kelly writes for The Mac Observer, is the host of the Daily Observations Podcast, is co-host of The Aftershow, and yet still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Micro.blog.
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