iOS Apps

Apple now allowing select developers to generate promo codes for in-app purchases

Apple now allowing select developers to generate promo codes for in-app purchases

According to reports in both MacRumors and 148apps, 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.

Flappy Bird developer releases screenshot tease of new game

Flappy Bird developer releases screenshot tease of new game

Flappy Bird developer Dong Nguyen, only yesterday, confirmed to CNBC news that he is bringing his popular bird-flying game back to iOS in August. Today, he is back again in the spotlight, teasing us with a screenshot from his next game, which is currently under development.

Apple updates Podcasts iOS app with CarPlay support, Siri integration and improved browsing

Apple updates Podcasts iOS app with CarPlay support, Siri integration and improved browsing

Apple today issued updates to a number of its products including OS X Mavericks, iTunes and iTunes Connect. The company also updated the Podcasts app with a whole bunch of new features including Siri integration, CarPlay support and improved podcast browsing.

Apple finally updates iTunes Connect app with iOS 7 redesign

Apple finally updates iTunes Connect app with iOS 7 redesign

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 and other app information, but hadn’t been updated since more than a year and a half.

Flappy Bird to return to the App Store in August with multiplayer feature

Flappy Bird to return to the App Store in August with multiplayer feature

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.  Though he didn’t provide a concrete date, Nguyen said the new version of the game could be ready as soon as August. 

Sonos updates its iOS Controller app with Universal search, new redesign

Sonos updates its iOS Controller app with Universal search, new redesign

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 pulls its Poke and Camera apps from the iOS App Store

Facebook pulls its Poke and Camera apps from 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.

Vimeo updates its iOS app with a new landing screen, personalized profiles and more

Vimeo updates its iOS app with a new landing screen, personalized profiles and more

Vimeo today updated its iOS app, introducing a few new features, performance improvements and a new UI. Version 4.1.00 of the app is available now from the iOS App Store.

United Airlines adds new in-flight movie and TV service in iOS app update

United Airlines adds new in-flight movie and TV service in iOS app update

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.

Twitter may be adding new mute feature to its iOS app

Twitter may be adding new mute feature to its iOS app

Twitter apparently is preparing to update its iOS app with a new mute feature that allows users to block tweets and retweets from select people they follow. Mute is available in other Twitter clients like Tweetdeck, but it is not yet available in the official Twitter app.