Apple Extends App Store Connect API Capabilities

· Andrew Orr · Product News

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Apple is extending the capabilities of the App Store Connect API for developers, following its redesign of the Connect website in June.

Apple Silicon, Target Mode, iOS Apps Coming to Mac, with John Kheit - ACM 533

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to talk about Apple Silicon and the Mac moving to Apple-designed ARM processors. They also talk about Target Mode’s demise and something John Kheit predicted years ago: iOS apps coming to the Mac.

Apple Approves ‘Hey’ Email App, Developer Adds Free Burner Accounts

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Apple has approved a new version of the Hey email app once the developers added a free option for users. You can now create a free, temporary email account that expires after 14 days, making it a new privacy service for burner emails.

…the company will now offer iOS users a free temporary Hey email account with a randomized address, just so the app is functional when it is first opened. These burner accounts will expire after 14 days. Hey is also now able to work with enterprise customers, as Apple initially took issue with the app’s consumer focus.

I like the burner option. Find it in the App Store here.

Phil Schiller Speaks Out on ‘Hey’ Email Controversy

· Andrew Orr · Link

during a special event at Apple headquarters on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.

A controversy over the past few days has been about an email app called Hey that was initially approved by the App Store review team, then rejected later. Phil Schiller spoke about the issue in an interview.

One way that Hey could have gone, Schiller says, is to offer a free or paid version of the app with basic email reading features on the App Store then separately offered an upgraded email service that worked with the Hey app on iOS on its own website. Schiller gives one more example: an RSS app that reads any feed, but also reads an upgraded feed that could be charged for on a separate site. In both cases, the apps would have functionality when downloaded on the store.

My opinion is that Apple could stand to reduce its cut from 30% down to 15-18%. But we definitely don’t need other proposals, like downloading apps from outside the App Store like you can on the Mac.

Apple Redesigns App Store Connect Website

· Andrew Orr · Product News

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Along with redesigning the Apple Developer app on macOS, Apple has also redesigned the App Store connect website.

Apple Search Ads Now Available in Russia

· Andrew Orr · Product News

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Apple announced today that Apple Search Ads are now available in Russia, with the ads going live on May 4.