It has been only one week since the launch of the new Barnes and Noble App store developed for the Nook Color has been implemented via the most recent firmware update. Since the launch of the app store over 1 million apps have already been downloaded.
The top five paid NOOK Apps brought to you by the latest 1.2 Nook Color update are; Angry Birds, Drawing Pad, Solitaire, Aces Jewel Hunt and Astraware Mahjong. Among the top five free NOOK Apps are Fliq Calendar, Fliq Notes, Pulse, NOOK Word of the Day and Fliq Tasks, which help keep customers organized and informed on the highly portable NOOK Color.
Barnes and Noble is continuing application development via its Nook Developers program. In the last few weeks many new popular applications have been launched such as; QuickOffice Pro, FriendCaster for Facebook, UrbanDaddy, more games from Concrete Software including Aces Traffic Pack, Aces Cribbage and PBA Bowling 2, FlightView Elite, RepliGo Reader, and 3001 Wisdom quotes. Recently added NOOK Apps for children include Bloki, My First Alphabet Sights & Sounds and CardDroid Math flash cards. Through the Shop area on the device, NOOK Color customers can easily explore NOOK Apps, available in categories including Play, Organize, Learn, Explore, Lifestyle, News and Kids. Approximately half of the collection available for $2.99 or less and the vast majority priced at $5.99 or less.
Nook Apps have been a resounding success so far and lets hope for more great applications to be developed soon.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.