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Topic: App Store

Driven by its App Stores, Apple's 'Services' business explodes with $7.17 billion in revenue

01/31/2017, 05:01 pm

Apple's earnings once again broke records for the company, but Services stands out, earning the company $7.17 billion just on Apple Pay, digital content, and others.

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Plex acquires Watchup, plans to integrate personalized news service into media player

01/31/2017, 03:01 pm

Plex, the company behind the media storage and playback tools, has acquired the personalized streaming news service Watchup, as part of a plan to provide users of the Plex ecosystem more content to watch from their devices.

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Google open-sources Chrome browser for Apple's iOS, promises faster development

01/31/2017, 02:01 pm

Google on Tuesday announced that the iOS version of Chrome is now open-source, something which could potentially aid developers and accelerate official releases of the browser.

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'BioShock' for iOS is officially dead, developer 2K reveals

01/30/2017, 09:01 pm

Following a hyped release in 2014, and a subsequent removal from the App Store due to compatibility issues, developer 2K has revealed its lauded first person shooter "BioShock" is unlikely to make a return to Apple's portable devices.

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Apple pulling apps from developers located in Iran from the iOS App Store

01/30/2017, 10:01 am

Apple is said to be starting to take down iOS apps from the App Store developed in Iran, in what is believed to be an attempt by Apple to abide by trade sanctions against the country issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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Apple celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year with curated apps, Apple Store events

01/27/2017, 04:01 pm

As part of ongoing festivities to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year this weekend, Apple is highlighting apps and stickers in the App Store in new curated lists, while some Apple retail stores are hosting specially themed workshops.

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Apple extends $100 credit expiration for developers trying App Store Search Ads

01/26/2017, 05:01 pm

A $100 promotional credit for Apple's App Store Search Ads has been extended until March 30, according to a notification, in a bid to get more developers using the service to highlight their titles in search results.

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Apple allowing developers to respond to user reviews in App Stores with iOS 10.3, more improvements coming

01/24/2017, 02:01 pm

As part of feedback collected by Apple, when iOS 10.3 ships to customers the company is adding the ability for an app's developer to respond to complaints or praise, with the response available for all to see in the App Store -- and more improvements for developers are coming.

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Popular beauty app Meitu checks if iPhone is jailbroken, sends carrier data back to Chinese developer

01/20/2017, 10:01 am

One of the App Store's top downloads -- an app for creating Anime-style self portraits -- is a potential privacy risk to its users, as researchers have discovered the app sends details about carrier, and whether the iPhone has been jailbroken, back to the developer.

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Lion's share of Apple's revenue expansion after 'iPhone 8' expected from services growth

01/20/2017, 09:01 am

Given the Apple iPhone user base expansion, Apple's Services business led by the App Store is forecast to not only be the prime mover of Apple's income expansion, but also be the largest contributor to gross margin improvements as well.

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Nintendo says Fire Emblem mobile game 'coming soon' to iOS

01/18/2017, 07:01 pm

After the initial blockbuster success of Nintendo's "Super Mario Run," the Japanese gaming giant on Wednesday announced its second mobile title will be a take on the long-running "Fire Emblem" series.

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Hulu CEO promises offline viewing in coming months as iOS app gets user profiles

01/18/2017, 04:01 pm

Not to be outdone by Netflix, Hulu will be adding support for downloads in the near future, according to the the head of the video streaming service. On Wednesday, meanwhile, the company's iOS app gained support for user profiles, better accommodating the tastes of couples and families.

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Football fans can stream Super Bowl 51 live with Fox Sports Go on iOS, Apple TV

01/18/2017, 04:01 pm

Fans looking to watch the spectacle of Super Bowl 51 -- to be played Feb. 5 in Houston, Tex. -- can turn to Fox Sports Go, an app available on numerous platforms, including Apple's iOS and the Apple TV.

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Apple updates Logic Pro X with Touch Bar support, GarageBand for iOS with new options & interface

01/18/2017, 01:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released updates to two of its audio production apps -- Logic Pro X for the Mac, and GarageBand on iOS -- adding customizable Touch Bar support on the former, and features like a redesigned sound browser on the latter.

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Twitter starts looping brief video clips ahead of impending Vine service closure

01/17/2017, 03:01 pm

Twitter has started automatically looping all short videos uploaded to the microblogging service in preparation for the imminent closure of Vine, while also giving users of the video service a little more time to download uploaded clips.

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Roku for iPhone gets 'one-tap' streaming, Evernote app overhauls iOS interface

01/17/2017, 03:01 pm

Roku and Evernote each released major revamps of their iOS apps on Tuesday, the former making it easier to find and launch video streams, the latter simplifying navigation and other features.

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Apple's App Store continues to pay developers more than Google Play, thanks to Chinese iOS users

01/17/2017, 01:01 pm

The App Store remains more profitable for iOS developers than the Google Play store is for Android apps, new estimates reveal, with App Store revenues in China also continuing to climb at a fast pace.

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The best third-party apps for iOS 10 that support Apple's Siri

01/17/2017, 11:01 am

Since the launch of iOS 10 last September, Apple has made it possible for third-party applications to respond to voice commands through its Siri personal assistant. AppleInsider offers a list of some of the the best apps that boast Siri support.

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Apple App Store prices increase 25% in UK, as result of 'Brexit' exchange rate drop

01/17/2017, 09:01 am

Apple will be raising the prices of apps and in-app purchases from the App Store for customers in the United Kingdom, among price changes affecting other regional stores, with currency fluctuations the main cause of the changes.

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Revenue from Apple's App Store grows 60% to $5.4 billion

01/13/2017, 03:01 pm

An end-of-year report into non-gaming app revenues reveals a considerable yearly increase, with streaming media apps including Spotify, Netflix, and Pandora contributing heavily to the higher revenue levels seen by Apple's App Store.

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