Over the past few days, several people have noticed that direct links to iOS apps for relevant search queries aren’t surfacing in the first few results on Google’s search engine results page. While there exist many channels like the App Store, Appshopper.com etc. to discover apps, Google search is one of the most common ways people find apps.
After listening to the horror stories due to the in-app purchase feature, I thought it was high time I wrote a tutorial that shows parents how to disable the feature before giving a child an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Apple has just informed app developers that it won’t be accepting iPhone apps that don’t support iPhone 5′s taller display and apps that don’t support Retina display after May 1. It will also reject apps that use the outdated unique device identifier or UDID.
Last week, Google released an update for Chrome app (version: 25.0.1364.86) for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that makes it easier to search and share content.
Unfortunately, it didn’t work on jailbroken iOS devices as it used to crash immediately after launching it due to some jailbreak specific code.
Last July, Elie Bursztein, security researcher at Google had reported a number of vulnerabilities to Apple after he discovered that it was serving content on the App Store app over HTTP.
Bursztein now reports that Apple has finally started serving active content on the App Store over HTTPS to address the issues.