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Topic: App Store

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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Hands On: WeatherKit for iPhone and iPad is a beautiful forecasting app for everyone

05/12/2018, 04:05 pm

There is no shortage of weather apps on the App Store -- we don't want to count how many we've tried. There are great ones, and WeatherKit is among them.

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Flitter is a beautiful Twitter client for iPhone that needs a few more features

05/11/2018, 10:05 pm

Flitter is a new minimalist Twitter client for iPhone that offers an alternative to Twitter's standalone app, but does it bring enough to the table to unseat leading third-party titles Twitterrific and Tweetbot

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US DOJ sides with Apple over App Store antitrust allegations in Supreme Court brief

05/10/2018, 11:05 am

The Department of Justice on Wednesday filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Apple's fight against a class action suit alleging that the company violates antitrust laws in regards to how it assesses app store fees, and how it decides what is hosted on the App Store.

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Proposed EU rules could require Apple to explain App Store rankings, defend take from subscriptions

04/26/2018, 10:04 am

The European Union on Thursday proposed a new set of laws governing platform holders like Apple, Amazon, and Google, intended to improve transparency and non-discrimination in relation to the smaller businesses that depend on them.

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Featured spots in iOS 11 App Store can drive app downloads up to 800 percent

04/20/2018, 03:04 pm

Apple's new "Game of the Day," "App of the Day" and other featured spots can drive downloads significantly more than prior efforts to highlight new and outstanding apps, new app analytics claim.

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Amazon touts 100M Prime users as Apple quietly passes a quarter-billion paid subscriptions

04/19/2018, 07:04 am

Apple now has a customer base of more than 250 million paid subscriptions across its Services offerings of Apple Music, iCloud and App Store continuing payments. Viewed against Amazon's recent announcement of 100 million Prime members, that figure is substantial. But Apple is also adding around 30 million new subscriptions every quarter.

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iOS release of 'Fortnite' rakes in over $25M in first 30 days

04/18/2018, 09:04 am

Epic Games' "Fortnite" -- a free-to-play third-person shooter, which took off after adding a battle royale mode copying "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" -- amassed over $25 million in its first 30 days after being ported to iOS devices, according to research data shared this week.

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Apple iOS App Store is trouncing Google Play in services, subscriptions

04/18/2018, 04:04 am

Apple's U.S. customers installed 45 new iPhone apps in 2017, a growth of 10 percent over last year, while Services revenue from In-App Purchases and Subscriptions expanded by 23 percent--driven by games, music and video streaming and dating services. And overall, Apple's U.S. App Store customers drove significantly higher revenue per user ($58) than Google Play ($38).

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Apple's geographically limited India app accelerator hampering iOS development growth

04/16/2018, 09:04 am

Though Apple featured the India-developed Froggipedia at its March 27 iPad event, the company may need to ramp up its outreach to foster more iPhone and iPad apps in the country, a report suggested on Monday.

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Does YouTube's new dark theme save iPhone X battery life?

04/07/2018, 07:04 am

The YouTube app for iOS just received an update, bringing with it a new dark theme that could translate to an increase in battery life for iPhone X. We put the app to the test to find out.

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Snapchat harnesses TrueDepth on iPhone X for ultra-realistic Lenses

04/06/2018, 01:04 am

Snapchat on Friday rolled out a set of three iPhone X-exclusive Lenses that use data from the TrueDepth camera array to mold realistic AR overlays, or masks, onto a user's face.

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Cumulative App Store titles declined for first time in 2017, report says

04/04/2018, 07:04 pm

Apple's gigantic selection of App Store apps contracted for the first time in 2017, with the online storefront shedding 5 percent of its total app count over the year, according to a report from reporting platform Appfigures.

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Apple updates Apple Store app with new Sessions tab, design changes

03/22/2018, 06:03 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out a revamped version of its Apple Store app for iOS, introducing a new Sessions tab for easy access to Today at Apple events and app-wide design tweaks.

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Explosive Apple Services growth expected to be main engine for future revenue expansion

03/22/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple may not be reliant on massive seasonal sales of the iPhone going forward for steady revenue growth, if a new analyst report is accurate.

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YouTube becomes top grossing iPhone app in U.S. after 8 years in App Store

03/21/2018, 09:03 pm

Google's YouTube app for iOS, which provides direct access to the ubiquitous video sharing service, this week became the top grossing iPhone title on Apple's U.S. App Store, a watershed achievement eight years in the making.

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The seven best iPhone or iPad apps for learning to play the guitar

03/20/2018, 02:03 pm

Whether you're just learning, trying to get better, or looking to upgrade your equipment, the App Store offers a wide variety of apps geared towards guitarists, and after playing with a bunch of them, AppleInsider gives your our seven favorites.

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