Posts tagged app store
According to a report by The Guardian, Apple will now be adding even more curation by Apple editors to its App Store across Europe. They report that content categorized under productivity, photo & video, sport, music, lifestyle, health, and travel will be specially picked out for users and recommended individually or as collections. Read More
According to a new Localytics study, one in every five Apps a user installs is opened just once and then abandoned or deleted. While this may seem to be bad news, especially for developers, that is not the case. It is actually an improvement from 2010 when a study concluded that 26% (more than one in four) of Apps were abandoned after a single use.
A recent move by Apple to ban Apps that offer incentives for watching video ads and sharing to social networking sites, shows how committed they are in keeping things fair in the App Store. Last year they similarly cracked down on Apps that manipulated rankings of other Apps. Free game Apps are usually affected by this ban because they use advertising as a way to monetize their game. We have encountered this kind of advertising even when playing games online through social networks (Yeah and it gets annoying when your Facebook notifications is flooded with game requests when a friend uses the sharing option on the game). Read More
With the latest iOS 7.1.1 update, users can know if am App has an in-App purchase option even before getting into the details of the App. In the App Store all the listing pages that have App tiles like ‘Top Charts’, ‘Business’ etc., besides having the App name and price, now also very clearly state ‘In-App Purchases’ under the price box, if the App has an In-App purchase option. Read More
A recent change in the App Store search algorithm now ranks Apps even for spellings mistakes and typos. This change will definitely help boost up App discovery, a major concern in the App world. It is also rumored that Apple is also considering to rank Apps on the basis of positive and negative reviews. Read More
One of the most popular mobile messaging App, WhatsApp, has just gone free on the Apple App Store. A few months (or maybe a year or more) ago, WhatsApp was offered for free, however, the developers decided to charge 99 cents for it, while the app remained free on the Google Play Store, but now it seems history has repeated itself, as they dropped the price to zero. Read More
Apple has achieved a lot in the past five years with its remarkable App Store. The App Store has created many companies, given rise to many budding entrepreneurs and most of all, helped customers get things done. Apple is sending a poster marking all of the milestones the App Store has hit in the past five years to all leading media journalists. Read More