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National App Day

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December 11
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Get ready to celebrate National App Day on Dec. 11! This day is dedicated to celebrating the innovative and creative apps that have changed the way we work, play, and stay connected. Apps have become an essential part of our lives since they were first introduced in 2008 with the launch of Apple's App Store. From gaming apps to productivity tools, there are now millions of apps available to download and use on our smartphones and tablets. So let's take some time out on Dec. 11 to appreciate all the amazing apps that make our lives easier every day!

History of National App Day

National App Day Dates

National App Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Launch of Apple App Store</div><div class='timeline-text'>Apple introduced the App Store in July, drastically changing the way we use mobile phones by providing a platform for developers to create and sell apps.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of iPad Apps</div><div class='timeline-text'>Apple launched the iPad and introduced iPad apps, broadening the scope for app developers and transforming the way we consume media.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>App Market Explosion</div><div class='timeline-text'>The global app market exploded in popularity and size, growing to over 1.2 million apps available on the App Store and Google Play Store.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of AR Apps</div><div class='timeline-text'>Augmented Reality (AR) apps rose in prominence after the launch of Pokémon Go, invigorating interest and investment in AR technologies.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National App Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>December 11 was officially recognized as National App Day by the Registrar at National Day Calendar, paying homage to the app ecosystem's impact on modern life.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2021</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Health and Fitness Apps Boost</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and fitness apps saw a major usage spike, indicating a shift in how individuals engage with health management.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National App Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Download new apps</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Explore the App Store for new and interesting apps. Take advantage of free downloads and discounted apps.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try out a game app</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you're looking for something to do on National App Day, why not try out a game app? There are plenty of great games available on the App Store.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a custom app</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>With the right tools, you can create your own custom app to share with friends and family. You can also use it as a way to market your business or product.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your favorite apps</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take to social media to share your favorite apps with your friends and followers. Let them know what you love and why they should check it out.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give reviews</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share your opinion about the apps you’ve tried by leaving reviews on the App Store or other app platforms. This will help other users decide which apps to download.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National App Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Apps make life easier</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Apps can help streamline your everyday processes, making tasks like managing finances and creating shopping lists a breeze. Not only do they save you time and stress, but they also make it easy to access the information you need no matter where you are.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Apps are convenient</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With a few taps of your smartphone screen, apps can help you book flights and hotels, order takeout and more. They provide quick and easy solutions that take the hassle out of daily tasks so that you can enjoy your free time more.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Apps are diverse</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're looking for a way to manage your schedule or play a game with friends, there is surely an app out there with just the right features. With their endless possibilities, apps give us endless ways to explore our interests, find new hobbies and stay connected with loved ones from far away.</p></div></div>

5 Game-Changing Facts for National App Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The term "App" is the shortened form of "Application"</h3><p class='facts-content'>While it's now a part of everyday vocabulary, the term "app" is actually an abbreviation of the word "application". The usage of "app" rose to prominence in 2008 when Apple launched the App Store.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Angry Birds was one of the first viral gaming apps</h3><p class='facts-content'>Released in 2009, Angry Birds became a household name and one of the most downloaded games on iOS and Android thanks to its engaging gameplay and charming visuals.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The mobile app industry is expected to gross over $935 billion by 2023</h3><p class='facts-content'>Driven by advancements in technology, increasing smartphone users worldwide, and improving internet infrastructure, the global mobile app industry is set to see exponential growth in the coming years.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>In 2020, over 218 billion apps were downloaded worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>This is an indication of how apps have become an essential part of global culture and society, from gaming and entertainment to productivity and health.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>China, India, and the United States are the countries with most app downloads</h3><p class='facts-content'>These countries lead in terms of app downloads due to their large population sizes and the widespread use of smartphones.</p></div></div>

National App Day FAQs

When is National App Day?

National App Day is celebrated on December 11 every year. In 2024 National App Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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