Italy’s Antitrust and Competition Authority is investigating Apple, Google and Amazon over freemium apps that could mislead users into thinking that the app is truly free, and doesn’t involve any additional costs.
According to reports in bothÂ MacRumorsÂ and 148apps,Â Apple is now allowing some developers to generate promo codes for in-app purchases. This feature allows developers to offer giveaways and send out demo copies of freemium apps, which are free to download, but contain content that costs money to unlock.
Apple has finally updated the iTunes Connect iOS app with a redesigned interface in line with the iOS 7 design language. The iTunes Connect app lets iOS developers see revenues, downloads andÂ other app information, but hadn’t been updated since more than a year and a half.
According to CNBC’s Kelly Evans, who spoke to developer Dong Nguyen, Flappy Bird will return to the App Store later this year with a new multi-player feature. Â Though heÂ didn’t provide a concrete date,Â Nguyen said the new version of the game could be ready as soon as August.Â
Sonos today updated its Controller app for iOS to version 5.0, bringing a brand new redesign and a handful of new features including universal search. Introduced in March as a limited beta, the final version of the Controlled is now available publicly in the iOS App Store.
Facebook may be trying to diversify its app catalog with apps such as Messenger and Facebook Pages, but apparently not every Facebook-sanctioned app is worthy of a spot in the App Store. As noted by The Verge, the company today quietly removed its long-abandoned Poke messaging app and its Camera app that allowed users to upload photos to their Facebook account.
United Airlines updated its iOS app with support for a new in-flight entertainment service that’ll help travelers pass time on their flights. The service is available for iPad and iPhone owners and offers up to 150 movies and 200 TV shows.