Apple has introduced a new way to buy multiple apps at one time in iOS 8. Called “Bundles,” the feature currently offers multiple paid apps in one download at a discount, but it has potential to do more.
Microsoft is cleaning up the Windows Store and redefining its guidelines to restrict apps that intentionally mislead users.
Google Play accounted for 60% more app downloads last quarter than iOS, according to a new report.
Looking ahead, it’s clear Apple still has much work ahead of it if it’s going to continue to be the No. 1 choice of developers and an important force in driving iOS device sales.
Echoes of the conflict with Google surface in the Chinese government’s attempt to crackdown on “obscene pornographic content” that it says is coming in through Apple’s App Store.
France’s minister of digital economy is speaking up for Paris-based AppGratis, which was kicked out of the iOS App Store for recent rule violations. She called Apple’s decision “brutal” and implied Apple was behaving unethically, according to accounts of her comments.
With over 800,000 apps in the iOS App Store to sift through, Apple isn’t helping by cracking down on some of the better apps for discovery. Here are some tips to find stuff you might like.
It’s a good move for those regular, more savvy users of the promotion (and the environment). Yet the removal of those physical, tangible cards could result in a drop in downloads.
The AppGratis episode highlights an ongoing issue for the iOS App Store review team: inconsistently rendered decisions about app approvals.
It’s the same dynamic we’ve seen play out in hardware between Android device makers and the iPhone maker: Apple takes in a vast majority of the profits in the smartphone industry while Android device makers sell far more actual handsets.