The group says it will start by asking Apple for developer-friendly changes to the App Store. Its goal is 20,000 members by early June (i.e. WWDC), and has 182 members so far (16 of whom joined while I was working on this article).
The iOS App Store on your iPad or iPhone may autoplay video demos of the apps you’re looking through; if you find that annoying (or don’t want such a thing eating up your cellular data!), come on in and learn what to do in today’s Quick Tip.
App Store reviews are really important for developers, but sometimes those in-app requests for reviews can get too annoying. If you’ve reached the tipping point and want to turn them off you’re in luck because you can. Read on to learn how.
This method is basically iTunes gift cards without actually buying a gift card.
They’re both part of Apple’s Switch to iPhone series, offering short metaphorical illustrations for why you should ditch other platforms for iPhone.
There are a couple of different ways to get to your iOS app subscriptions. One is the manual way, and the other is a redirect link.
When Apple released iOS 11.3 last week some handy new features went relatively unnoticed, like the ability to sort App Store reviews. It’s a handy feature, and easy to use. Read on to learn how it works.
Apple has had a long-standing off again, off again relationship with the existence of porn, but CEO Tim Cook kind of, sort of softened that stance this week. No, there’s specifically not going to be a bunch of porno apps flooding the App Store (you’ll need to go to iBooks to get your soft-core porn), but Mr. Cook made the frank acknowledgement that people can always use Safari to surf for porn. And then he went so far as to clarify that he wasn’t making fun of it. I’m not arguing that this is some kind of seismic shift in Apple policy, and Mr. Cook iterated the fact that Apple intends to keep the App Store family friendly. It is, however, a much less confrontational statement on the world’s favorite pastime than Steve Jobs’s declaration that, “folks who want porn can buy an Android phone.” I’m not the only one who noticed the difference, either. BusinessInsider, for one, did a full workup on the subject. In any event, it’s interesting to see Apple taking a more enlightened tone on the subject, including his comments about what you sell says something about you.
Kelly Guimont and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on France accusing Apple and Google of screwing developers, plus what’s behind Apple’s decision to publish its new Families webpage.
One is to get email notifications and the other will give you regular notifications via the IFTTT app.
Adding more app screenshots will let developers show more of an app’s capabilities.
The company sent out emails to developers notifying them that new apps submitted for the App Store will require native support for iPhone X’s Super Retina display starting in April.
In the four months iOS 11 and its ARKit have been available, more than 2,000 apps using the augmented reality feature have been released on the App Store.
AppAnnie also found that Netflix was the top grossing app by customer spend.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to sort out what’s really going on with a report that Apple is discontinuing the iPhone X, plus they look at WeChat’s mini-app platform that runs inside the messaging app.
If the App Store keeps growing like this, by 2019 the total iOS economy will be worth US$500 billion dollars.
The company cited low sales and overlap with Apple’s new Files app for iOS 11 as reason.
The market is proof that even though Android is the leader in number of devices sold, iPhone is king when it comes to sales.
You’ll use this ID on any Apple device you have, whether it’s an iPhone or a MacBook.
Ebay and PayPal have iTunes gift card discounted, just in time for Christmas. Currently, the company is offering a $100 iTunes gift card discounted to $85, a 15% discount. These are digital codes delivered in email, usually within a couple of hours. They’re good at the iTunes Store, iBooks, and the App Store. And remember you can use these cards to pay for subscriptions at the same discount. That includes Apple Music and even third party subscriptions like Netflix, Spotify, and HBO, if they’re billed through the App Store. Once you load them up, Apple pays for discounts from your balance, first. [Update: this particular gift card was delivered in minutes. When I entered it, iTunes asked if I wanted to apply it to a one year subscription to Apple Music, an option I haven’t noticed before. With one year subscriptions discounted to $99, my discounted iTunes card means I added a full year of Apple Music for $85.]