If you ask us, 2008 was the most important year in the history of smartphones. It wasn’t 1992 when IBM unveiled the first smartphone. It wasn’t 1998 when Symbian planted its roots. And it wasn’t 2007 when Apple reinvented the smartphone when it unveiled the original iPhone. No, it was 2008 because that’s the year Apple introduced the App Store alongside the iPhone 3G and iPhone OS 2.0. Third-party apps were nothing new at the time, but app distribution was an absolute travesty.