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Topic: App Store

Revenue from Apple's iOS App Store more than twice that of Google Play

04/17/2013, 01:04 pm

Google's Play Store may be approaching Apple's App Store in terms of app volume, but the App Store remains by far the highest generator of revenue, pulling in more than twice the revenue of the Play store according to a new analysis.


Time Warner Cable to offer on-the-go live TV with 'TWC TV' iOS app update

04/16/2013, 07:04 pm

America's second-largest cable TV provider, Time Warner Cable, is slated to augment its iOS TWC TV app with live "out-of-home" programming, lifting existing limitations that require a user to view content from a Wi-Fi network associated with a cable subscription.


Cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp now bigger than Twitter, still touts 'no ads' mantra

04/16/2013, 05:04 pm

In an interview at the D: Dive Into Mobile on Tuesday, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said his company's platform is now bigger that ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter and now handles some 20 billion messages per day.


Facebook app for iOS gets Chat Heads, stickers, new News Feed

04/16/2013, 12:04 pm

Facebook on Tuesday rolled out an update for its flagship iOS app that doesn't quite bring it in line with the capabilities of Facebook Home on Android, but does port over some new elements.


Mailbox ends reservation system, iPhone app now available to all

04/16/2013, 12:04 pm

The popular Gmail iOS client "Mailbox" on Tuesday became freely available to all, ditching the reservation system that previously required new users to wait.


Apple's iPad leads mobile shift among financial pros as Bloomberg debuts new app

04/16/2013, 09:04 am

Financial professionals are increasingly turning to mobile devices like Apple's iPad to get information on markets, with popular reporting firm Bloomberg saying the number of mobile subscribers for its recently updated app has doubled in the past three years.


With reservations still pending, Mailbox app gets updated with smarter snoozes and UI tweaks

04/15/2013, 07:04 pm

Popular Gmail iOS client Mailbox reached version 1.2 on Monday, bringing enhanced features like smarter snooze settings and swipe gestures to those lucky enough to have had their account activated.


YouTube for iOS updated with live streaming, new 'My Subscriptions' feed

04/15/2013, 05:04 pm

Google on Monday updated its YouTube app for iOS, adding a number of new features like support for live streaming, a new personalized subscription feed and the ability to queue videos for TV playback.


After powering 100 issues of 'Trvl' for iPad, Prss is pitched as 'the software Apple forgot to make'

04/14/2013, 05:04 am

Popular iPad-only magazine Trvl reached 100 issues and a million app installs last week. Now, the company behind the publication has set its sights on its next major milestone: this summer's public launch of its proprietary publishing tool, Prss.


UK government investigates in-app purchases in iOS, Android games

04/12/2013, 10:04 am

In-app purchases are a popular means for developers to generate revenue off games and apps in Google Play Store and Apple's App Store, but now a governmental department in the U.K. is looking into whether developers are misleading children into making these payments.


French minister takes Apple to task over yanking AppGratis from App Store

04/11/2013, 05:04 pm

In an interview on Thursday, France's digital industry minister Fleur Pellerin had some tough words for Apple over the company's takedown of app discovery service AppGratis, saying the move was "brutal" and put the startup in danger.


Microsoft roadmap pegs launch of Office for iOS, Android for fall 2014

04/10/2013, 01:04 pm

The debut of Microsoft's Office suite for mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad may be later than previously anticipated, with a new report claiming the software is scheduled to debut in late 2014.


Comixology, not Apple, responsible for comic book's censorship [updated]

04/10/2013, 02:04 pm

A brief row over claims of censorship saw resolution on Wednesday, with comic app Comixology taking the blame for preemptively censoring a comic featuring gay sex, clearing Apple of any such accusations in the process.


Removal of AppGratis signals start of Apple crackdown on App Store

04/10/2013, 09:04 am

The ouster of AppGratis from the App Store is reportedly the first in a coming crackdown on application discovery services in Apple's App Store that violate the company's rules.


AppGratis CEO in 'total disbelief' over rejection since Apple approved app 'a week ago'

04/09/2013, 02:04 pm

The founder AppGratis, which was recently removed from Apple's iOS App Store over alleged rule violations, says he's "in total disbelief" that Apple has removed the app but that the company will continue providing its app discovery service to millions of users in the meantime.


Twitter's Vine hits top spot among free App Store apps

04/09/2013, 11:04 am

Twitter's Vine has had a rough road to the top, but the video sharing program has made it there, taking the number one spot among free apps on Apple's App Store.


WhatsApp exec debunks rumors of Google takeover

04/09/2013, 12:04 am

In a statement issued late Monday, popular messaging app WhatsApp denied claims that Google was in advanced talks to purchase the firm, the second time such a rumor has been debunked in recent memory.


Mobile app downloads grow 11% in Q1 2013, revenues hit $2.2B

04/08/2013, 01:04 pm

The overall app market for smartphones and tablets grew to $2.2 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2013, according to new figures out from Canalys.


iOS app discovery tool AppGratis pulled for violating Apple's App Store rules

04/08/2013, 10:04 am

Apple's App Store rules have resulted in the removal of iOS download discovery service AppGratis, which may have violated a newly instituted restriction on promotion.


Apple pulls book-selling iOS app in China due to government-banned titles

04/04/2013, 10:04 am

Just days after Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized to customers in China over warranty issues, his company has continued its efforts to placate the country's government by pulling a book-selling iOS application.