Sorry but Microsoft market store or what ever that has now been found was not the first Since agian it did not really exist because no one barely if at all knew about it. . that is the point . i had been running windows vista since the longhorn days from the late 3000 builds up till vista with SP1 and i did not ever see it in ther so this means it did not really exsist least not on my ultimate edition skus or anything . while it may have been ther guess what i highly doubt it was used if found .
Apple created the first App store that defined what an App store was and is to this day and not only that they already had the purchase sing Model and usabilty model in place when they created the itunes music store. they set a standard that everyone now tries to Follow Googles play store works so simular to the App store and itunes store because Apple set the Tone .
Nobody knew my house existed. That does not mean it did not exist. That is now how this works.
I knew it was there, and I have built over 10,000 machines (due to what I have been doing for the past 30 years). By your logic, it did exist.
Was it popular or well known, no it was not. Is it what apple has, no it was not. But that does not mean it did not exist. There is a rather large difference.
Apple refined and got lock in to their app store via the Iphone. It filled a need for Apple and the consumer. But because Apple got it popular, does not mean that they did it fist.