I last posted my thoughts on what the App Store needs to really give the iPhone longevity and not be relegated to just another fad phone or even worse an Apple only, fanboys toy. So today I’ll just give a quick once over on how I feel the App Store is doing. To kick things off on opening day the App Store had 550+ software titles available for free or purchase from single developers to large software houses. Having browsed around I’d have to say that the App Store is indeed off to a good start. What’s really going to get the ball rolling is the development and release of software titles we already know and use on other platforms. I say this because the large software devlopers for Windows Mobile for example have software titles that have already matured and don’t have any more room to grow. Many of these developers are at a point where they are just adding features and cleaning up bad or inefficient code. The iPhone gives developers a new place to start and a more defined set of tools and rules to follow to develop from. So, by releasing good classic software titles in the App Store it will not only drive more people over to the iPhone platform. It will also give the iPhone a solid core set of third party applications to rely on which is what is needed for any mobile platform to survive. Listed below are just some of the software titles I tried out and what I think of them.