Introduction to the Appitalism Service
Q: What is Appitalism?
A: Appitalism is the world's largest app superstore featuring more than 15 million different paid and free applications and digital content items for all devices. Appitalism brings together more than a dozen app stores in one central place. Appitalism is more than just a shop; it's a social community and network for app lovers! All of the content gets rated and reviewed by members of the community.
Q: What is the idea behind Appitalism?
A: Until Appitalism, there wasn't one place covering all the apps for all the devices in one place. Every app store was separate so it was very challenging to find new apps, especially if you had two different devices from two different makers and wanted to manage both of them from one place.
The second idea driving Appitalism was that the best way to sort through the tremendous number of apps and let the best apps win was to let the community curate the Appitalism through ratings and reviews. Appitalism is 100% programmed by conversations and not algorithms. Only the members decide what the best apps are. We think that the best people to trust to make app recommendations to you are other people that have the same devices and interests in apps as you do.
The third key thing about Appitalism is that we don't expect you to spend your time and make an effort to rate and review apps without getting rewarding for this. This is the reason behind the Appitalism loyalty points system App Rewards that you can use as part or full payment for apps and content on Appitalism! And the App Rewards you earn turn into App Cash that can be spent on Appitalism in real-time so there is no waiting around to redeem your rewards!
Q: Which countries is the Appitalism service currently live in?
A: Appitalism can be used in every country in the world and consumers can download free apps and access the service and participate in the community irrespective of where they live.
Appitalism has launched local versions of the service in 51 countries around the world where consumers can purchase local content in their local currency. Consumers who visit Appitalism in these 51 countries will automatically see the local version of the service. For example, if you visit Appitalism from the UK you will see the local site version at http://uk.appitalism.com and so on.
Q: Which 51 countries are local versions of Appitalism with local apps and content and local currency support available in?
A: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay and Vietnam.
Q: When did Appitalism launch?
A: The Appitalism.com website was first launched in the USA in September 2010. Local versions of Appitalism were launched in 50 more countries in November 2010. The mobile sister site to Appitalism app.sm was born in January 2011.