Last week, Telegram, one of the more popular messaging apps out there, was suddenly and unceremoniously pulled from the App Store.
The iOS App Store has been one of the three pillars of Apple’s mobile growth story — the other two being the hardware and the operating system. Since 2008, it’s home to over two million apps designed to work on iPhones, with nearly half of them optimised for the bigger-screened iPads.
Apple is sending out emails to developers based in Armenia, Belarus, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates to let them know that as of January 1, 2018, the company is collecting taxes on their behalf on app sales and in-app purchases. This step has been taken since the value added tax or VAT has been increased in some of these regions.
Apple is not a stranger to getting press after its review process blocks or outright rejects an app. In this particular case, though, there’s a positive turnaround in a pretty short period of time.
Google Arts & Culture App Makes Its Way to the Top of the App Store Charts Thanks to a New Facial Recognition Feature
The Google Arts & Culture app has been around for a while now. However, it was barely noticed by the users given that it was a simple app aimed at helping art enthusiasts discover new and existing art from Google’s vast repository of images compiled from museums and other sources. It has now skyrocketed to the top of the App Store, largely due to the addition of an experimental feature that helps you find your art lookalike.
We already knew that the holiday season was a pretty positive one for Apple, as far as device activations are concerned, and now the App Store has managed to rake in broken records too.
Apps are ubiquitous, filling in important areas of our daily needs, and knowing what they have access to is important.
If you play video games, either on a console or computer, there is a chance that you have run into a loot box.
Apple is no stranger to lawsuits, and now the company is being dragged into court in China over the icon of the App Store.
Apple has implemented a new feature in the App Store that lets users pre-order upcoming games and apps. The support document from Apple says the ability to pre-order apps is available on all Apple platforms.