ASOWin Crosses $1 Million In Annual Revenue

ASOWin today announced via a press release that it has crossed $1 million in annual revenue. This clearly indicates a huge upsurge in demand for App Store Optimization. It has now become extremely clear that App developers are focusing and also investing heavily into App Store Optimization. With so many Apps in the market and so much competition for the same keywords, ranking on the Top has become a big challenge. Read More

App Review: Where To? Location Finder with Integrated Micromobility

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The Where To? app has long been an immensely popular location finder app. Now, the iOS app takes a green step forward with the integration of micromobility. A fleet of shared bikes, scooters, and e-mopeds have been added to its list of services offered. Now, not only will users be able to search for the places they want to go, but they can also directly select their ride for a hassle-free experience. With this new offering of micromobility services, your chosen destination is now just one tap away.

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Dutch Regulators Reject Third Party App Payment Proposal by Apple

The Netherlands consumer watchdog has rejected US tech giant Apple’s proposal for App Store changes that allow dating app developers to use third-party payment systems. As per the Coalition for App Fairness, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) order deemed Apple’s latest proposal for developers of dating apps as insufficient.

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Apple Calls Out Meta for Charging Nearly Half of Metaverse Purchases

Apple calls out Meta for taking almost 50% of Metaverse purchases. Pictured, apple logo to the left, meta logo to the right

Meta has revealed that it intends to charge 47.5% as a commission fee on digital purchases made in its Metaverse. This has come as a surprise to many, as the digital giant was vocally critical of Apple’s high commission fee. The Cupertino tech giant charges a steep 15-30% commission fee on all App Store purchases. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, has been consistently calling out Apple for having monopolistic and anti-competitive practices. Now with Meta’s commission fee publicized, Apple has highlighted Meta’s hypocrisy.

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Tim Cook of Apple Takes App Store Battle To Washington

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On Tuesday, in a speech in Washington, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has responded to moves to regulate App Store. In his speech, Cook argues that new rules might threaten the privacy of iPhone users. The speech came as a response to legislation that has been gaining an increasing amount of traction lately. As momentum gathers for this legislation, Cook put forth Apple’s perspective on this issue. This legislation might weaken Apple’s app market dominance. However, according to critics, that may be necessary. They believe Apple’s current market dominance is nothing short of a monopoly.

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Apple Services Running Again After Widespread Outage

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Many Apple services such as Apple App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV+, and other services went down in some parts of the world on Monday. Apple’s service uptime dashboard showed outage on several of these. These include services like Apple Maps, Find My, and iCloud, among others. All of these appear to be up and running now. On Apple’s service uptime dashboard, all these services appear to be in green. The services which were down previously have been marked as “Resolved Outage.”

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Fines Reach €30M in Netherlands, Apple Defends App Store Changes

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Apple defends its plan to make it mandatory for app developers to submit an additional app binary for the Dutch App Store if they want to use a third-party payment processing method. This move comes amidst the tech giant’s still ongoing dispute with the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) in the Netherlands over the App Store. The ACM has ruled that in the Netherlands, the Cupertino company needs to allow dating apps to use third-party payment processing methods. Meanwhile, developers in the rest of the world must mandatorily use Apple’s in-app purchasing system built into the ‌App Store‌. Apple announced that they would comply with the ruling. The company will give developers the ability to use a third-party method in the app itself. Alternatively, they will be able to redirect users to a website for purchase.

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App Store Dispute Gets Apple Fourth Fine by Dutch Antitrust Watchdog

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On Monday, the Dutch antitrust watchdog has fined tech giant Apple 5 million euros, equivalent to $5.7 million. The Authority for Consumers and Markets has levied a fine on the tech giant for the fourth time so far. The fine is for having failed to allow software app developers in the Netherlands to use non-Apple payment methods for dating apps on the App Store.

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Senate Bill Aimed at Apple and Google In App Payments Proceeds

Apple Store. In App Payments of Apple and Google targeted by senate bill.

A bill that targets Apple and Google‘s app store restrictions has taken a step forward. The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted 20-2 to advance the Open App Markets Act. Only Senator John Cornyn and Senator Thom Tillis opposed it. The bill has bipartisan support, as evidenced by the vote. This bill, if it becomes the law, will affect in app payments of large app marketplace platforms like Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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