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Topic: App Store

Apple to begin removing abandoned and problematic apps from App Store next week

09/01/2016, 02:09 pm

Apple on Thursday announced that it will make a pair of key changes to the iOS App Store starting next Wednesday, most notably a new effort to remove abandoned and problematic apps so they can no longer be downloaded.

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Apple opens Red Cross donations towards Louisiana flood relief

08/19/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Friday launched donations to the American Red Cross via iTunes and the App Store, spurred by the flooding in Louisiana which has forced thousands of victims out of their homes and caused widespread property damage.

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Apple opens iTunes carrier billing to Japan, expected to bring option to more countries soon

08/17/2016, 09:08 am

Apple has launched carrier billing options in Japan, giving residents there an alternative to using credit or gift cards when making purchases from iTunes, Apple Music, or the App Store.

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Apple expands carrier billing availability with rollout in Taiwan and Switzerland [u]

08/16/2016, 01:08 am

Apple on Tuesday launched a new carrier billing options in Taiwan and Switzerland that lets users charge iTunes purchases directly to their monthly cellphone bill.

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Apple fighting to stem fake Bitcoin apps on App Store

08/09/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple is reportedly working to counter an influx of counterfeit Bitcoin wallets on the App Store, which in some cases may be robbing users of coins worth thousands of dollars.

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Latest 'Pokemon Go' update brings safety warnings, returns battery saver mode

08/08/2016, 09:08 pm

Wildly popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go received a major update on Monday, bringing back a useful battery saver mode and introducing a safety feature that dissuades users from playing while driving.

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Apple unveils streamlined iTunes Connect screenshot upload process

08/08/2016, 09:08 pm

Making good on a promise from this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple on Monday rolled out a new iTunes Connect feature that streamlines screenshot and app preview uploading for developers marketing software across multiple device types.

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Apple focuses on app monetization in latest Developer Insights installment

08/03/2016, 07:08 pm

Home improvement startup Houzz is the focus of Apple's latest Developer Insights series, which highlights the impact mobile apps, and Apple Pay integration in particular, have on creating a successful monetization model.

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App Store billings reached all-time high in July, $50B paid out to developers

08/03/2016, 04:08 pm

In a rare tweet extolling the performance of a specific Apple product, CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said July was a record-breaking month for the App Store, with highest-ever monthly billings and payouts to developers.

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Apple TV Remote launches on iOS, remains separate from iTunes Remote app

08/01/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Monday publicly launched its new Apple TV Remote app, mimicking the functionality of the Siri Remote used with the company's fourth-generation set-top box. But users who want to control iTunes media on their Mac will still need to use the legacy iTunes Remote app.

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Apple opens Spanish language App Store feed on Twitter

07/28/2016, 06:07 pm

Apple on Thursday launched a Spanish-language Twitter account for the App Store, looking to market iOS apps to a broader demographic.

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Apple's iOS App Store now generating 4x revenues per app vs Android Google Play

07/19/2016, 04:07 pm

A new report examining mobile app revenues shows strong growth for Apple in China and from music and video streaming titles, and another big jump in the revenue lead that its iOS App Store maintains over Android's Google Play.

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Pixelmator image editor gets powerful selection tools in iOS app update

07/19/2016, 08:07 am

The Pixelmator team released an update to its eponymous iOS app on Tuesday, adding a range of powerful image selection tools and user experience improvements that promise to make mobile photo editing a much more intuitive experience.

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Pokemon Go update fixes login problems, sponsored game content coming soon

07/13/2016, 02:07 pm

The blockbuster hit Pokémon Go was issued its second update on Wednesday, fixing login problems. In addition, code inspections seem to point to fast food chain McDonalds as a future app sponsor, potentially for in-game "Pokestop" locations.

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European expansion of Pokemon Go commences with launch in Germany

07/13/2016, 09:07 am

The Pokémon Go App Store domination continues, with the German launch of the game seeing server overloads similar to the game's blockbuster U.S. launch.

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Pokemon GO is earning Apple's App Store 3x as much money as Nintendo

07/11/2016, 08:07 pm

App Store chart-topping downloads of the hit game Pokemon GO have sent Nintendo's stock soaring, adding more than $7 billion to its market capitalization. However, the Japanese gaming icon is reportedly earning significantly less from app-related sales than Apple is from its App Store cut.

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Nintendo's hugely successful 'Pokemon Go' expected to launch soon in Europe, Japan

07/11/2016, 10:07 am

The first mobile Pokémon title for iOS and Android has proven to be a wild success, helping to boost shares of Nintendo stock after a pervasive slide, with the game on track to expand to Europe, Japan and more in the coming days.

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Apple and the Bot War on Apps

07/10/2016, 10:07 pm

A new media narrative is unfolding, replete with statistics all seeking to provide evidence that Apple's success with native apps is over. There's no clear agreement on what exactly will take over--Chat Bots, Voice Assistants, the Web, Augmented Reality or some new and unknown successor--but it is clear that the loser must be Apple. It has to be, because it's desperately needed by Apple's rivals.

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Apple to open iOS App Development Center in Italy this October

07/08/2016, 11:07 am

Apple's CFO Luca Maestri has declared Italy's University of Naples Federico II as the location for Europe's first iOS coding talent incubator, set to open its doors in just a few months.

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Pokemon Go rolls out to iOS App Store, available in select US locations

07/06/2016, 12:07 am

Nintendo and Niantic Labs on Tuesday surprised with a limited rollout of anticipated augmented reality game Pokémon Go, making the title available for download in Australia, New Zealand and certain U.S. markets.

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