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Topic: App Store

Free to download Fortnite generates $100M in 90 days via in-app purchases

06/21/2018, 09:06 am

'Fortnite' has become the second most successful free-to-play game launched on iOS, according to analysts, hitting the $100 million milestone for in-app purchases just 90 days after it shipped on iPhone and iPad, and outpacing its rivals in the 'battle royale' genre.

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Supreme Court will hear Apple's appeal about iPhone App Store antitrust suit

06/18/2018, 10:06 am

The Supreme Court has decided that it will hear Apple's appeal regarding a contentious judgement allowing a seven-year-old antitrust case about the iOS App Store to continue.

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iWork apps updated with new audio features and Smart Annotation enhancements

06/14/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple on Thursday issued updates to all three members of its iWork suite -- Pages, Keynote, Numbers -- on both Mac and iOS, bringing a slew of new features and enhancements including native audio recording, editing and playback capabilities.

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Valve not giving up, rolls out new Steam Link beta for iOS, Apple TV

06/14/2018, 09:06 am

Valve Software is having another go at bringing the Steam Link game-streaming app to iOS and tvOS following Apple's public refusal to list the app in the App Store.

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Apple disallows developers from collecting and sharing Contacts data

06/12/2018, 05:06 pm

A largely unnoticed change in the revised App Store Guidelines Apple issued during WWDC was a ban on developers building their own databases with collected contact info, and/or sharing them without further permission.

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on the iPhone and iPad

06/11/2018, 09:06 am

New developer guidelines released during WWDC set new rules for cryptocurrency apps distributed through both the iOS and Mac App Stores.

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Bethesda's new 'Elder Scrolls: Blades' arrives on iOS this fall

06/11/2018, 01:06 am

Game developer Bethesda, during their packed E3 keynote this week, announced that the next installment of the massive Elder Scrolls franchise will be coming to mobile platforms including iOS later this fall.

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Apple's free app trials a band-aid, will be tough on developers

06/07/2018, 11:06 am

Apple's recent codification of free app trials in App Store guidelines is really just cementing an existing practice, and still leaves many problems on the table for developers and consumers alike.

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Free trials of games & other apps coming to the App Store

06/06/2018, 09:06 am

Granting a long-standing wish from developers, Apple this week updated its App Store guidelines to allow free trials for all apps, rather than just those based on subscriptions.

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Apple rebrands iTunes Connect as 'App Store Connect,' adds new app management features

06/05/2018, 02:06 am

Apple on Monday introduced developers to App Store Connect, a streamlined process for submitting, monitoring and managing App Store titles from the web and, with the help of a new iOS app, iPhone and iPad.

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2018 Apple Design Awards go to App Store hits Alto's Odyssey, INSIDE, others

06/05/2018, 01:06 am

Not long after Apple's high-profile WWDC keynote, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS creations represent the pinnacle of app design and innovation.

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New App Store guidelines prohibit remote mirroring apps from eroding in-app purchases

06/04/2018, 10:06 pm

Apple on Monday posted an update to its App Store Review Guidelines that, among other things, prohibits developers of PC mirroring apps from displaying a "store-like interface" and including the ability to purchase apps, specifications that appears to target PC streaming services like Steam.

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Apple has paid out $100 billion to developers since the App Store's inception

06/04/2018, 01:06 pm

The App Store will be hitting a new milestone later this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed at WWDC, with payments to developers expected to pass the $100 billion barrier within the next few days.

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Apple iPhone app ecosystem and Siri make a big difference for the blind

05/29/2018, 09:05 am

Siri, and other technologies associated with Apple's iPhone and iPad are radically changing how the blind deal with everyday tasks.

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Apple's Phil Schiller confirms Steam Link iOS app failed to meet App Store guidelines

05/26/2018, 06:05 pm

Apple's decision to prevent Valve's Steam Link iOS app from appearing in the App Store was due to a variety of issues, including in-app purchases, Apple's Phil Schiller has confirmed.

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Apple should allow Steam Link into App Store despite violating third-party marketplace rules

05/25/2018, 12:05 pm

While Valve didn't completely block the ability to buy games through the Steam Link app leading to its disapproval, Apple's decision to deny Valve's Steam Link iOS app from the App Store for 'business conflicts' is shortsighted.

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HomeKit Insider #002: How to troubleshoot Bluetooth accessories with HomeScan

05/21/2018, 11:05 am

Nailing down issues with HomeKit gear can be very difficult without the right tools. AppleInsider tales a look at a way to troubleshoot problems with Bluetooth accessories.

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Developers Union urges Apple to allow free app trials, make it easier to earn a living

05/18/2018, 01:05 pm

On Friday a fledgling group calling itself the Developers Union published an open letter to Apple, calling on the company to both expand free app trials and provide developers a livable revenue cut from the App Store.

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App Store discovery improved after Apple's iOS 11 redesign, study claims

05/14/2018, 02:05 pm

The redesigned iOS App Store, launched last September, seems to have finally fulfilled developers' wishes for easier discovery, according to a recent study.

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App Store could get flooded with gambling apps, after SCOTUS kills sports wager ban

05/14/2018, 11:05 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a 1992 law that barred most states from allowing sports wagers. AppleInsider takes a look at what that means for gambling apps in the App Store.

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