iPods started selling by the millions to Windows PC users, who decided to try the Mac (and Mac sales went up). The halo effect was extended when the iPhone and iPad came along. More customers. More Mac sales. Guess what? There’s another halo effect from the App Store.
How Much Is That App In The Window?
The App Store for iPhone and now iPad is one of the great technology success stories of the century. So far. Nearly a million apps are available for download.
Some of those apps sell in the tens of millions, and even when priced at a few dollars, make for happy customers and happy app developers.
What’s the new halo effect? Popular iPhone apps that make it to the Mac App Store.
One of my all time favorites, and one that leaves me a loser even after going to higher levels, is Cut the Rope. It’s one a many perfect apps on my iPhone, now on the Mac.
What’s perfect about Cut the Rope? My pre-schooler and first grader can play it and beat me. Who knew they understood the laws of physics?
Get this. Cut the Rope on Mac has 275 levels.
Instead of using your finger to swipe and cut the rope, use your Mac’s screen pointer.
Among those 275 levels there are also 11 level boxes.
The physics of Cut the Rope for Mac work the same as the iPhone version.
The characters are cute, the sound is infectious, the graphics are stunning, and Cut the Rope for Mac also saves acheivements and leaderboards for multiple users.
The halo effect is real. That’s why we see so many components from iPhone and iPad– the latest iOS version– show up on the Mac.
Having a similar look and feel on the Mac to what a few hundred million iPhone and iPad users already know and love only makes the Mac a more friendly environment.
Now, if there were just some way an iPhone on the Mac could be rigged to let the parents win.