Adobe is well known for its Creative Suite of software. Back in the '90s, the company invented the de facto standard for online printable documents, the PDF. Their flagship product, Photoshop, is the industry standard for photo editing. It is so popular outside of the creative industry, that the phrase "Photoshop it" is now commonplace and understood by even my grandmother. To say they have been successful in creating software is an understatement.
The big-box retailers have heard the call for branded mobile apps and, as Roger Yu of USA Today reports, stores like Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Walgreens are introducing maps and navigation tools to their apps to help customers find products faster.