Apple’s App Store Needs Cold Storage

10:10 AM, May. 22nd, 2015 · · App Store

Apple's App Store Needs Cold Storage

There are over a million apps in the iTunes App Store. This is both great and terrible news. One thing that would help is if Apple added a "cold storage" section for apps that are no longer being updated. Kelly explains the issue and how she'd solve it. 

Apple Invites Developers to App Analytics Beta

6:48 PM, Apr. 30th, 2015 · · App Store

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Apple began inviting developers participate in a beta program for App Analytics, an other unannounced service that gives developers more information about how and how often their customers are engaging with their apps. The invitation was posted to Twitter by developer Ryan Hoover, and is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Apple Watch Compatible Apps are Already Arriving

9:29 AM, Mar. 27th, 2015 · · App Store

With Apple Watch pre-orders still a couple weeks off and then a couple more before we can finally wrap Apple's smartwatch around our wrists, the first iPhone app updates with Apple Watch support are already rolling out. Several apps are touting Apple Watch compatibility, such as Dark Sky, Evernote, and SPG: Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

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Seeing Apple Watch updates showing up now is practically a tease, although the select few journalists and bloggers who get early access for reviews will need some apps to test out.

AOL Screen Name Users Must Convert To Apple IDs

5:38 PM, Feb. 24th, 2015 · · App Store

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Apple has posted a knowledge base article outlining how to convert to an Apple ID from an AOL Screen Name. Currently screen names are able to sign in to the iBooks/iTunes/App Stores, but not for much longer.  And not converting can have some pretty dire consequences.

How to Pin iOS Apps On Pinterest

6:20 PM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · · App Store

You may have heard Pinterest has teamed up with Apple to allow pinning iOS apps, with links directly to the App Store. Kelly explains how to pin apps so you can start sharing your favorites.