This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference is going to be a busy affair, as it typically is, but it looks like some app developers are starting to make a concerted effort to get Apple to make some changes of its own.
Last month, a report stated that iOS 11’s App Store redesign helped boost featured app downloads by as much as 800%.
Apple made a huge change to the iOS App Store with the launch of iOS 11, and, based on third-party analytics, it turns out it’s been a good thing for developers with apps that get featured.
Last year, Apple removed hundreds of thousands of scammy and low-quality apps from the App Store. It also tightened the rules and regulations on the App Store that led to the removal of many apps and also phased out 32-bit apps from the App Store. The result of all this?
If you have been running into an issue with being unable to sign in, or make purchases on your Mac, iOS device, or Apple TV, just know you aren’t alone.
Every once in a while, Apple makes some key changes to the App Store, or other general changes for developers, that requires only a quick note put up on its developer page.
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.