Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio has won the grand prize of $10,000 iTunes gift card. The 50th billion app to be downloaded was the free word game Say The Same Thing from the band OK Go developed by Space Inch, LLC.
When Apple launched the App Store on July 10th, 2008, even they would not have thought in their wildest imaginations that it would end up becoming such a huge success.
The success of the App Store was clear when one billion apps were downloaded in just 9 months. Fast forward to today and the App Store is about to hit the magical 50 billion app download mark.
Yesterday, we reported that AppGratis, an iOS app discovery service, was kicked out of the App Store for unknown reasons. Today, Apple has confirmed that, as we speculated, the app was indeed yanked for violating section 2.25 of the App Store Review Guidelines.
AppGratis, an app discovery service that worked with developers to make one paid app free everyday, has been pulled from the App Store. While Apple occasionally rejects apps based on the use of private APIs, AppGratis’ rejection could have something to do with Apple’s app review guideline that forbids third party apps similar to the App Store.
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 It will also reject apps that use the outdated unique device identifier or UDID.