Apple loves to brag about numbers, so it should come as no
surprise that the boys from Cupertino are overjoyed by the news that the newly
launched Mac App Store crossed the one million
downloads mark in just 24 hours.
"We're amazed at the incredible response the Mac App
Store is getting," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Developers have
done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and
fun the Mac App Store is."
The Mac App Store provides users a simplified way of
searching for, purchasing, and installing OS X applications. Anyone that is
familiar with the App Store for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad would feel right at
home using the complimentary service for his or her MacBook, MacBook Pro, or
Interestingly enough, even though Apple's Mac App Store
seems to be off to a good start, it still has it problems. Many users were
getting an "error
100" message when trying to access the store early yesterday. The only way to clear
the message for many users was to Log Out of their current session of OS X and
log back in.
Even more troubling is that fact that some paid apps can
be easily pirated by downloading the .dmg files from the internet and using
a "purchase" receipt from a free app.
quote: Yes the user interface of a complex object needs to be good too. But a UI is all about the user learning what to do to make the device do something. If a device has 4 functions and the UI adds an extra step, you've gone from 4 things to learn to 5 things to learn. A 20% increase, which is significant. But if a device has 400 functions and the UI adds an extra step, you've gone from 400 to 401 things to learn, which is only a 0.25% increase.