The Personal Computer called as PC is no longer the access to web because of improvement of mobile device technology and software technology development. Also, there was an huge increment of access to the web using other digital devices such as wii, playstation and smart phones. Stutz.D., as a microsoft developer, mentioned “useful software written above the level of the single device will command high margins for a long time to come.”
Besides, the data hosted in several places such as cloud and internet. These data are accessing by thin client users who are used to accesses by a web browser. This service is called as Software as a service. Although, user allows to live stream, online conference and post information through large variety of platforms. However, nowadays ubiquitous computing had entered to a new era. That allows users to access the internet in any time and any where around the world.
Design sharing datas across different type of platforms
Nowadays new product gives more opportunities to connect devices and users at the edge to services at the core. For an example: Nowadays there are heaps of apps supported in mobile devices such as Facebook app.
Turn on data location independently
Users like to save their data into different devices and synchronise to their devices.
Leverage devices as data and rich media sources
Different devices represent data source and rich media to helps to client mobile usage.
Apple Apps Store
Before I express the discussion. I want to share this small video clip. It will gives you a rough idea of iTunes.
This store is a very popular application store around the world and app store allows to access in any time by using any kind of digital device. Because of this store is a web 2.0 application. Also app store supported to get in touch with apple products such as iPhone, iPad, Mac book pro/air.
However, the famous app called as iTunes which is connected to app store straightaway when user login into the iTunes app. Although, user able to leave comments and rating in other people’s comments. That concept came from the idea to extend Web 2.0 to devices. Even-though, Apps store gives user to upload their music and photos to the cloud storage. That feature gives user to get in touch with their app easily. Besides app store has iTunes, which is blocked illegal downloads from hackers.
Moreover, Apps store as a digital business model for apple. According to the Hinchcliffe., D. there were four attributes, which makes an app store distinct from open software platforms.There were
(1) Distribution and delivery controlled by platform owner
(2) A self-contained application directory and store
(3) Centralized payment process
(4) An application community to drive feedback and quality
In addition, the App store would be upgrade their client software with Web 2.0 application.
Hinchcliffe, D. 2010. The App store: The new “must-have” digital business model, Retrieved from www.digital.com by 14th of April, 2012
O’Reilly Media, 2012, “What is Web 2.0”, Retrieved from www.web20.com by 14th of April, 2012