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1. a place where a public market is held
2. the commercial world of buying and selling
A building or open place in which produce, usually of local origin, is sold.
online app storeA website for downloading free and paid applications to smartphones, tablets and computers. Launched with the iPhone 3G in 2008, Apple's App Store popularized the concept of an online store for downloading applications. Following are the app stores in this encyclopedia:
ANDROID------------- See Google Play. See Amazon Appstore. See Galaxy Store. CHROME BROWSER/COMPUTER See Chrome Web Store. APPLE-----------------iPhone/iPad/iPod touch See Apple App Store. Mac OS X See Mac App Store. BLACKBERRY--------------- See BlackBerry App World. WINDOWS and XBOX--------- Microsoft Store See Microsoft Store.
|App Stores Are Everywhere|
|Smart TVs have built-in apps, and third-party apps are available from the vendor's own online store.|
Windows MarketplaceA Microsoft online store launched in 2004 and merged into the Microsoft Store in 2009. Windows Marketplace offered hardware, packaged software and downloadable apps from third parties. Using the user's Windows Live ID, Windows Marketplace provided a digital locker feature that unified licenses for downloading software on authorized PCs. See Microsoft Store.
Windows Marketplace for Mobile
An app store for Windows Mobile, Microsoft's first smartphone platform, went online in 2009. Three years later, it was superseded by Windows Phone Store for Microsoft's new mobile platform. See Windows Phone Store and Windows Mobile.