Nine years ago, Apple Inc. launched the iPhone App Store, despite the misgivings of none other than co-founder Steve Jobs. The tech legend originally wanted new software applications developed inside the web browser over concerns about security and bugs. By the first weekend after the App Store launched, users had already downloaded more than 10 million apps, and the company never looked back.
There have been more than 180 billion downloads from Apple’s App Store since then, and now a French startup is borrowing the App Store model by enabling its partners to develop and sell field programmable gate array, or FPGA, accelerated applications among multiple cloud providers. read more