Special prototype iPhones called dev-fused iPhones help security researchers examine Apple’s code.
Although it’s not illegal to create duplicate apps under different names and/or developer accounts, it takes advantage of the App Store.
A hot news item today was the revelation that some apps record your screen to learn what you do within the app. This can be used for testing and troubleshooting. Apple has responded, saying:
In an email, an Apple spokesperson said: Protecting user privacy is paramount in the Apple ecosystem. Our App Store Review Guidelines require that apps request explicit user consent and provide a clear visual indication when recording, logging, or otherwise making a record of user activity.
As I said in my editorial, the fact that developers know what you do within the app isn’t a big deal. The issues, as Apple noted, are: 1. Users don’t know this happens, and this isn’t disclosed in privacy policies; and 2. Sometimes sensitive data isn’t properly redacted.
There are definitely real concerns about this, but it’s not a scandal, and screen recording isn’t an abuse of iOS.
An App Store glitch has messed with app ratings and reviews. Some developers say that up to half of their ratings and reviews have vanished.
After new devices are released, Apple requires app developers to support the new devices within a certain timeframe.
The secret? Silent notifications. But there’s an easy fix.
The App Store has been getting an influx of scam subscriptions. These apps that intentionally trick users into paying for subscriptions.
The giveaway includes in-app purchases, too, and someone are already showing up free, a day early.
With a new software version comes new App Store guidelines, and there are new rules that Apple didn’t publicly announced.
Developers create these links by using the rebranded App Store Connect (formerly iTunes Connect Platform).
It’s part of a Retail AR platform that Mr. Hart is building for his company Dent Reality.
Andrew talked to developer and author Erica Sadun, James Thomson of TLA Systems, and Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba Software.
The apps and games included are Concepts, Grokker, TypeShift, War Dragons, and codeSpark Academy.
France seeks fines of 2 million euros (US$2,471,280).
They aren’t just about the apps, they’re about the women behind them.
If the App Store keeps growing like this, by 2019 the total iOS economy will be worth US$500 billion dollars.
Because Apple sandboxes apps from one another, it’s not even possible to scan for viruses. Apps can’t directly interact with one another or the operating system.
Even existing apps that have thus far been exempt from the 64-bit requirement will be forcibly killed off when iOS 11 launches this fall.