Apple has today pushed out a change to the App Store that adds an “Offers In-App Purchases” disclosure right below the Purchase/Download button for apps which let users buy virtual goods using Apple’s IAP framework.
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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 It will also reject apps that use the outdated unique device identifier or UDID.
Apple has made the announcement on the developer’s website.
If you want to play Game Boy Advance games on your iOS device without jailbreaking it, then act quickly.
The developer has managed to sneak the Game Boy Advance emulator in the App Store by hiding it inside an app for baby names called Awesome Baby Names.
Apple has asked U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers to dismiss a consumer lawsuit earlier today, which claims that the company has a monopoly over iOS apps, according to a report on Bloomberg.
The BBC highlights an incident from the UK where Danny Kitchen, a five-year old kid spent more than $2500 (£1700) on in-app purchases in a freemium game on his iPad within a span of just fifteen minutes.
Apple has started rolling out easy-to-remember short AppStore.com URLs for iOS and Mac apps, and developers pages that make it much easier to share apps offline. Although this was noticed by most when the Star Trek app used this short URL in its Super Bowl ad, Apple notified developers about this a few days back.
Last year, Path – the social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service received a lot of negative publicity when Singapore based developer and blogger discovered that Path’s slick iPhone app uploads your entire address book to its servers.
Apple was also criticised for giving developers far too much access to address book information without requiring a user prompt.
A free MAME emulator has managed managed to sneak in the App Store in the form of a retro game called Gridlee. The game was developed in 1982 but never released, until now, thanks to the developers of the game who gave permission to use its ROM for free, non-commercial use.
While we all love our iOS devices, there’s a lot that can be improved. We recently highlighted the flawed model of how iCloud documents handles files, but there’s another area that’s been widely criticised since quite some time now and that’s searching the App Store for apps.