App Store

Apple’s App Store increased its revenue lead over Google’s Play Store in Q1 2015

Apple’s App Store increased its revenue lead over Google’s Play Store in Q1 2015

As Google’s Android platform has picked up steam, so has the Google Play Store, where Android users find their digital content.

Apple acquired search startup Ottocat in 2013 to power the ‘Explore’ tab in App Store

Apple acquired search startup Ottocat in 2013 to power the ‘Explore’ tab in App Store

Apple had reportedly acquired a small startup called Ottocat sometime in late-2013 to power its “explore” tab in its App Store. 

App Store revenue predicted to double by 2018; In-app advertising to triple in the same period

App Store revenue predicted to double by 2018; In-app advertising to triple in the same period

Based on the data collected by them, App Annie and IDC forecast that the revenue from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store is going to double by 2018, while in-app advertising is going to triple in the same time period. 

Download: Tangent photo editor is Apple’s free App of the Week

Download: Tangent photo editor is Apple’s free App of the Week

This week Apple is giving away photo editing app Tangent to iOS users through its ‘Free App of the Week’ program. The powerful photo editing app usually costs $1.99, but can be downloaded for free until next week from the App Store.

App Store seems to be down again; users getting ‘Service unavailable’ error [Update x2]

App Store seems to be down again; users getting ‘Service unavailable’ error [Update x2]

Many Mac and iOS users on Twitter are reporting that they are unable to access the app store. The Mac App Store is throwing up ‘Internal Server Error – Read’ errors, while the iOS App Store is throwing up a ‘Service Unavailable’ error. 

Apple reportedly clamping down on antivirus apps within iOS App Store

Apple reportedly clamping down on antivirus apps within iOS App Store

Apple is known for clamping down on the items available within its App Stores, for better or worse, and a new report suggests the company may be at it again.

App Store, iTunes outage finally comes to an end after 11 hours

App Store, iTunes outage finally comes to an end after 11 hours

Early in the morning on Wednesday, March 11, a massive outage hit iTunes and the App Stored, for both Mac and iOS, and lasted for several hours.

Users getting ‘Cannot connect to iTunes Store’ error while trying to log into App Store [Update: Issue resolved]

Users getting ‘Cannot connect to iTunes Store’ error while trying to log into App Store [Update: Issue resolved]

Having trouble purchasing or updating your apps? You’re not the only one. It seems the App Store, iTunes, and other Apple services are down this morning, and Apple is yet to acknowledge that there is a problem.

Apple rejects GIF Finder update for ridiculous ‘copyright’ reasons

Apple rejects GIF Finder update for ridiculous ‘copyright’ reasons

The developer of GIF Finder, a relatively popular app in the iOS App Store with over 90,000 downloads, had to remove his app from the App Store after Apple rejected an update for it because of copyright issues.

Apple rejecting games for screenshots depicting guns or violence

Apple rejecting games for screenshots depicting guns or violence

Pocket Gamer reports that according to multiple developers Apple’s App Review team has been rejecting games and updates, which include screenshots that depict violence such as people holding guns, being maimed or killed.