Vine took the internet by storm after is as launched in 2013. Very soon, the short-form video service garnered 200 million active users and was acquired by Twitter. In 2016, Twitter disabled Vine uploads and only allowed users to view content that was previously uploaded. Now Vine’s successor is back and has already catapulted to the top of Apple’s U.S App Store.
iOS users in the US spend more than $3.6 billion on in-app subscriptions on top 100 apps last year. This is more than thrice of what Android users spent in the same period on the Play Store.
People Facing Problems with App Store Purchases, Subscription Access Due to Apple Outage [Update: Fixed]
If you are facing issues while making purchases via the App Store or other Apple services, you’re not alone. It seems like an outage has affected the company’s online services.
If you live in Thailand or Pakistan, the app prices for you in Apple’s App Store are about to change. The brand has announced that due to the change in currency exchange rates, the prices of the apps in the App Store for Thailand will decrease. Unfortunately, the news isn’t so good for Apple’s users in Pakistan. Due to the same currency exchange rate fluctuation, the prices of apps in the App Store for Pakistan will increase.
Sensor Tower, a market research firm that keeps track of mobile application downloads throughout the globe, has released a new report revealing a ton of interesting aspects regarding the number of app downloads through Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store for 2019.
A SensorTower report details that the worldwide spending on the App Store and Google Play Store on Christmas set a new high of $277 million this year. This represents a growth of 11.3% over last year where the total revenue generated was $249 million.
Last week, a detailed report from the NY Times highlighted how ToTok — a messaging app used by millions in the UAE — was actually a government spy tool. Once the report went live and got media attention, Apple was quick to investigate the app and remove it from the App Store. ToTok’s co-founder Giacomo Ziani took to Twitter to plead Apple and Google to reinstate the app on their respective app stores.
Apple has removed the app ToTok from the iOS App Store after it was found to be used as a spying tool by the UAE government. Launched only a few months ago, the app was downloaded by millions of users in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and the Middle East. In fact, the app was the most downloaded social app in the United States last week.
Apple appears to have pulled the Rewound app from the App Store. The iPhone app made it possible to turn an iPhone into an iPod Classic through one of its skins. Over 170,000 users downloaded the app from the App Store.