In late July of this year, Spotify’s iOS app received a major update that brought in new features, as well as an invite system for Canadians who wanted to try out the music streaming service. Now, two months later, the app is finally publicly available.
Facebook Messenger and Kindle are the latest apps to be updated with support for the higher-resolution screens on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning they are no longer blurry or scaled up in size. Developers have slowly been updating their apps on the App Store with support for the larger smartphones following their launch earlier this month.
Following the release of the iOS 8.0.2 software update, the first HealthKit-compatible apps have began surfacing on the App Store over the past several hours. First we told you about an update to MyFitnessPal earlier this afternoon, and now WebMD, CARROT Fit and Yummly are three additional apps that are officially joining the HealthKit club.
Following the release of the iOS 8.0.2 software update, the first HealthKit-compatible apps have began surfacing on the App Store over the past several hours. MyFitnessPal is the latest app to be updated with HealthKit support, allowing users to share meal data with other HealthKit apps, sync weight with HealthKit, add exercises and more.
We’re back with our weekly Best New Games roundup, covering the best new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch game releases from this week. Apple typically refreshes the App Store with a lineup of exciting new games on Wednesday night, this week featuring Asphalt Overdrive, Anomaly Defenders, Epic Island and Pumped BMX 2.
Beats Music and Spotify among app revenue leaders as popularity of streaming music services continues to rise
As mobile users increasingly transition towards paying for music streaming services based on in-app purchases, streaming music apps by Apple, Pandora and Spotify were among the leaders in app revenue for the first time during August. According to San Francisco-based firm App Annie, the three apps were among the top 10 of all non-game apps.
Microsoft on Tuesday released an updated version of its official Bing Search app for iPhone on the App Store with new iOS 8 extensibility features. As demonstrated at WWDC in June, during a preview of iOS 8 extensions, the new Bing app now has a translation extension built into Safari and Today view widget in Notification Center.
In mid-July, we outlined a new app from Tapity, the developer that won Apple’s Design Award not too long ago. It’s called Hours, and it’s a way for users to stay focused with a way to keep track of the time spent on whatever task they might have. Now, with an update to support iOS 8, the functionality has improved.