Apple enables user to send mobile applications as gifts
By clicking on the "Buy App" drop-down box in the desktop version of the App Store, users can now select "Gift This App," which allows the user to input the recipient's name, e-mail address and send a message up to 500 characters. The purchase is charged to the user's credit card.
The new feature is noted in Apple's App Store Terms & Conditions, which pops up upon attempting to buy an application.
-- Zohreen Adamjee