Most of you, and especially those in the tech world, have heard the news that we lost one of the great ones. The passing of Steve Jobs will bring many articles and stories about his legacy. Many will describe how his vision and the Apple technology drove our society into the greatest technology era ever. But, that’s not the focus of this post; instead, I’d like to discuss how Steve Jobs personally influenced us here at Rock Solid (previously CitySourced). Our CEO, Jason Kiesel, said it best:

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With the release of the iPhone in the summer of 2007, the world was captivated. Smartphones took the first giant step towards becoming part of the mainstream conscious. It’s because of this one device and its’ future iterations, that smartphones became a global industry. In market terms, the app industry alone is expected to reach over $100 Billion by 2017 according to PRWebb.

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Our app (which is free to download) is available across the major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows 7. Jobs and the Apple App Store lit the fire which spawned these other operating mobile systems. We here at the Rock Solid team tip our hats to a legend!

Tell us how Steve Jobs and the smartphone has personally effected you in the comments.