Topic: App Store
12/17/2013, 11:12 am
Apple's App Store remains hugely profitable for developers even as they transition en masse to "freemium" business models, with top apps bringing $90,000 in average revenue each day, new data indicates.
12/17/2013, 02:12 am
Apple late Monday published its "Best of iTunes" charts for 2013, revealing this year's top downloads and editors' choice picks for music, movies, TV shows, apps, books and podcasts.
12/16/2013, 03:12 am
Eleven days earlier than expected, Apple on Sunday gave away the first freebie as part of its "12 Days of Gifts" app promotion, which will offer almost two weeks' worth of free apps, songs and other digital content to users over the holiday season.
12/13/2013, 06:12 pm
Sometime between Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, Apple changed its iOS App Store search algorithms, causing app results to move over 40 spots on average, or eight times more than a normal.
12/13/2013, 03:12 pm
For the second time in three months, Apple has come under fire for its decision to remove an app designed to circumvent internet censorship in the People's Republic of China.
12/12/2013, 10:12 pm
Apple on Thursday sent an email to developers announcing availability of games on the Costa Rican and Qatari app stores, bringing the category to the region for the first time ever.
12/12/2013, 09:12 pm
Web page saving, syncing and reading app Instapaper is free for limited time after being named "App of the Week," while popular note creation and syncing app Evernote gets updated with business card scanning, presentation mode and UI tweaks.
12/12/2013, 06:12 pm
Apple on Thursday released an update to its Remote iOS app, adding functionality to control the recently released iTunes Radio when playing on a Mac or PC.
12/12/2013, 01:12 pm
Social networking heavyweight Instagram on Thursday added a new direct messaging feature designed to counter the popularity of upstart competitor Snapchat, while gesture-based keyboard Fleksy can now be integrated into third-party apps thanks to a new SDK.
12/11/2013, 04:12 pm
Creative social networking site Pinterest unveiled a redesigned version of their iPad app Wednesday, while Valve Software gave Steam Mobile a new look-and-feel and Rockstar Games' iOS port of GTA: San Andreas hit the App Store.
12/11/2013, 01:12 pm
Streaming music service Spotify announced on Wednesday that iPhone and iPad users can now access its content without having to pay for a subscription, though there are restrictions on how music can be played from a mobile device.
12/11/2013, 10:12 am
The newest entry in the popular Angry Birds franchise, a Mario Kart-like downhill racer set in a new three-dimensional world, is now available for download on the App Store.
12/10/2013, 05:12 pm
Ubiquitous microblogging platform Twitter on Tuesday released a new version of its mobile app, bringing support for photos in direct messages, a revamped user interface and enhanced notifications.
12/10/2013, 10:12 am
Popular user-to-user service marketplace Fiverr made their first move from the desktop to mobile devices on Tuesday with the launch of their new iPhone app, allowing customers to order gigs on the go.
12/09/2013, 10:12 pm
As it has done for a few years now, Apple on Monday released its annual holiday season giveaway app in the iOS App Store, but this year U.S. customers are being included in the promotion as well.
12/09/2013, 04:12 pm
Popular Internet radio service Pandora has updated their iOS app with a new iOS 7-style design and an alarm clock feature, while Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos app has gone universal with support for Apple's iPad and iPad mini.
12/06/2013, 03:12 pm
Apple on Friday enabled iBeacon location-aware transmitters at all of its U.S. retail stores, giving the company the ability to easily provide product information and allow shoppers to quickly check out via their iPhone. But initial tests by AppleInsider show the use of iBeacons remains limited at launch, suggesting bigger things are yet to come.
12/04/2013, 04:12 pm
Apple on Wednesday announced its "Holiday Cheer" Christmas playlist in the Apple Store app, inviting users to download eight holiday classics for free from the iTunes Store.
12/04/2013, 03:12 pm
Google on Wednesday updated its official "Wallet" application for Apple's iOS, giving users the ability to add a credit card to the service by simply taking a picture of their card.
12/04/2013, 01:12 pm
Oracle's Java infringement case against Google's Android is reportedly nearing a reversal of last year's original finding that defended Android. Meanwhile, Google is focusing new attention on Chrome web apps rather than a continuation of Android's original "embrace and extend" Java strategy.