Apple Bans Apps Which Offer Incentives For Watching Video Ads

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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

iOS 7.1.1 Update Marks ‘In-App Purchases’ Against App Name In Listing In App Store

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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

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WhatsApp Messenger Goes Free on the App Store

whatsappOne 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

Apps Will Now Automatically Update In iOS 7

appstoreFinally, Apps will now automatically get updated in iOS 7. While iOS 7 boasts a huge “flat” design change, the App Store largely remains identical to the previous version. “Apps Near Me” is a new feature that will allow users to discover the Apps being used near you. Parents will also be pleased to learn that they can now filter Apps based on age ranges. Read More