According to app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, less than $1 million from Apple’s App Store this year account for only 2% of games revenue that has been generated by the App developers. Developers earning less than $1 million yearly would be entitled to 85% of the revenue share, an announcement was made by Apple. Read More
In its attempt to introduce new and better features, and compete with other streaming platforms, YouTube Music has released another update. Its Explore Tab will now show global top charts to users.
The App released a second section in the bottom bar in June this year to replace the video-focused ‘Hotlist’. In late 2018, they added playlists for Top 100 songs and music videos. These playlists are based on the number of views a video is getting on YouTube and, according to Google, is the “most accurate representation of what’s happening in music culture.” Read More
Apple released its new macOS on October 2nd to fix several bugs and issues that reportedly slowed down the Mac when they updated to Mojave 2020-005, the previous update. Mojave 10.14.6 is a supplemental update that comes with bug fixes and a relaunch for Safari 14, which also caused bugs for some users. Read More
Many audio services seem to be taking advantage of the Apple Watch as we see iHeartRadio latest in line to launch streaming support with an Apple Watch App. It is also bringing library syncing and more features.
After Pandora launched streaming support for its Apple Watch App this February, Spotify also started testing the same in September. Now, iHeartRadio is debuting its Apple Watch App that works independently of your iPhone with streaming support and more. Read More
The long-drawn battle between Apple and Epic Games continues as the former has filed an official countersuit against the latter asking for damages over the breach of its developer contract. In the new filing, Apple has called out Epic for not being the “modern corporate Robin Hood” that it claims to be.
Last month, Apple was found guilty in a Russian anti-trust investigation over the handling of third-party parental control apps. In a different yet related development, a new bill has been submitted to the lower Russian Parliament to reduce Apple’s App Store commission to 20% as well as require it to allow third-party App Stores.
In a recent turn of events, Apple, Google, and Fortnite have taken their fans on a rollercoaster ride.
Hours after Fortnite getting removed from both the Apple Store and Google Play Store, and Epic filing a lawsuit against Apple, Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Google for anti-competitive practices between Android and Google Play Store. Read More
After Epic Games snuck in an update to get around the App stores’ fees, the Apple App Store removed Fortnite from the platform. Google soon followed its footsteps.
Epic Games introduced an update to directly pay Epic for in-app purchases instead of using the officially sanctioned versions for both the iPhone and Android versions. As a reaction to this brutal decision, Apple decided to kick off Fortnite and sue Epic, to which Epic reacted by making a parody of Apple’s 1984 commercial in the game itself. Read More