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Topic: App Store

Here's how to help your favorite Mac or iOS developer during Indie Support Weeks

03/29/2020, 02:03 pm

You too can help app developers in this difficult time, by trying out their Mac and iOS apps. It's a great and important cause, plus you will find app gems you didn't know about.


Zoom iOS update removes 'feature' that sent user data to Facebook

03/27/2020, 09:03 pm

Video conferencing service Zoom on Friday issued an update for its iOS app, removing an SDK that sent users' data to Facebook without their express consent.


Apple extends iOS 13 app update deadline to June amid pandemic

03/26/2020, 06:03 pm

As the world grapples with COVID-19, Apple on Thursday informed developers that its app update requirements for iOS 13 have been extended from April 30 to June 30.


US iPhone App Store spending per user doubled between 2016 and 2019

03/26/2020, 12:03 pm

Even before the coronavirus outbreak placed us in self isolation, iPhone owners increased their App Store spending to an average of $100 per person in 2019, up 27% from 2018.


Google Podcasts app lands on iOS for the first time

03/25/2020, 09:03 am

Google Podcasts has made its way to the App Store, packed with brand new features to the service to help listeners find more of what they love.


App Store rolls out universal purchase support for Mac apps

03/23/2020, 10:03 pm

Apple on Monday activated a new App Store feature that allows developers to include macOS versions of their apps as a universal purchase alongside iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS iterations.


App Store to expand to 20 new countries this year

03/23/2020, 04:03 pm

Apple will expand access to the App Store in 20 additional countries later this year, the company announced to developers on Monday.


Apple offers 10% bonus when you add funds to Apple IDs

03/23/2020, 12:03 pm

Apple is giving iPhone and iPad users in self-isolation a way to save money on App Store and other Apple ecosystem purchases, by offering a 10% bonus when customers add funds to their Apple ID.


Free apps and things to do at home during the coronavirus pandemic

03/19/2020, 11:03 am

If you've been stuck at home with plenty of free time lately, there's probably an app for that. Finding things to do online while social distancing doesn't cost that much money, and it can even be free.


Apple formalizes ban on non-official coronavirus apps in App Store

03/14/2020, 04:03 pm

Apple's App Store guidelines for developers have been updated to explicitly state that only apps from official health organization accounts may develop coronavirus resources for distribution.


Apple removed Sensor Tower VPN, ad-blocking apps for gathering user data

03/09/2020, 08:03 pm

Apple recently removed an ad-blocking app owned by Sensor Tower after an investigation found the analytics firm to be secretly collecting user data through a variety of iOS and Android apps.


Apple reportedly rejecting coronavirus apps not developed by recognized institutions

03/05/2020, 06:03 pm

In what appears to be a bid to halt the spread of misinformation, Apple is restricting distribution of apps related to COVID-19 to recognized health agencies and institutions, a report said Thursday.


Apple updates App Store guidelines, sets iOS 13 SDK requirement

03/04/2020, 02:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday made a number of changes to its App Store Review guidelines and is requiring all apps submitted use the iOS 13 SDK on April 30.


How to download Apple TV apps, and delete them too

03/02/2020, 03:03 pm

Downloading apps from the Apple TV App Store is a similar process as doing so on your iPhone, except that finding what you want on the Apple TV is trickier and the way you later delete them is not obvious. Here's how to do both.


Coronavirus forces 'Plague Inc' game off the China App Store

02/27/2020, 01:02 pm

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China has led to popular game "Plague Inc" to be pulled from the country's App Store after China decided it was illegal -- despite having been available for eight years.


Apple's China game license check will pinch indie developers

02/27/2020, 08:02 am

Developers are concerned over Apple's sudden decision to start checking game licenses issued by the Chinese government for titles with in-app purchases, as the new requirement may force many games to be delisted in the regional App Store due to not having the authorization.


Apple demands halt to publication of tell-all App Store book over confidentiality issues

02/19/2020, 07:02 am

Apple is taking legal action against former german App Store manager Tom Sadowski and publisher Murmann Verlag to stop circulation of a book about his work, under allegations it reveals confidential "business secrets" that the author wasn't allowed to disclose.


New Pandora app lets you stream music to Apple Watch & AirPods without iPhone

02/14/2020, 10:02 am

Pandora now allows listeners to stream music and podcasts on their Apple Watch -- without needing an iPhone.


US DoJ antitrust probe interviewing developers over Apple's App Store activity

02/04/2020, 01:02 pm

Developers of iOS apps have been interviewed by investigators working for the US Justice Department about Apple's App Store, as part of an antitrust probe into major tech companies and their control over digital marketplaces, and whether they are competing fairly.


Apple extends developer program fee waivers to 8 countries

02/03/2020, 08:02 pm

Apple on Monday announced an immediate expansion to Developer Program fee waiver incentives, allowing eligible institutions in eight countries the option of foregoing a usual yearly charge.