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 It will also reject apps that use the outdated unique device identifier or UDID.
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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.
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.
Apple has just announced that over 40 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store since it was launched in 2008. Apple has also revealed that nearly 20 billion were downloaded in 2012 alone.
Apple’s App Store had crossed the milestone of 25 billions apps downloaded on March 5th, 2012.