On Sunday, Apple approved an app, titled GameStore, with an icon of what appeared to be a shopping cart in the far left corner. Screen shots for the app didn’t reveal much information. Two German sites, Flo’s Weblog (Google translation) and iFun.de (Google translation) posted images and a link to the app. The app debuted on December 31st on the App Store and highighted … Read More
The holiday season sends iOS Developers scrambling each year in order to finish up their apps for submission before Apple stops accepting new submissions for the year. However, over the last three years, its become obvious that during this time, app developers experience much higher sales. This could be due to one of two things, either people are downloading more of … Read More
Google employee Erica Joy recently revealed that Google has officially submitted the Google+ application to Apple’s App Store and is awaiting approval. Joy also went on to mention that the app will be available for both, iPhone and iPad. For my iPhone using friends: the Google+ iPhone app has been submitted to the App Store (no not today, sometime prior … Read More
Apple has begun issuing refunds on it’s Final Cut Pro X software bundle which is currently available in the Mac App Store according to EOSHD.com. Coming close on the heels of reports about the company offering 7 days trial in the Taiwan App Store, Apple is beginning to issue refunds to dissatisfied customers for Final Cut Pro X through the … Read More
Over the past week, a number of reports have arisen regarding Taiwan’s policy on returns. The Taiwanese government has been putting pressure on Apple and Google to modify their app sales policies to comply with a law requiring a one-week return and refund window on all purchases. A recent report from WantChinaTimes goes on to say that Apple has chosen … Read More
Hulu recently updated its hugely popular iPad app called Hulu Plus in order to comply with Apple’s latest in-app purchase rules. The update simply removes the external link to Hulu’s main website where new users can sign up for a paid service. Apple has updated its in-app purchase rules twice in recent past. Initially the company was looking at forcing … Read More
Best Buy recently announced that they will match Apple’s $100 App Store credit for the ‘Back to School’ promotion with its own $100 gift card. Apple announced their annual Back to School promo only last week and replaced the typical iPod touch giveaway with a $100 App Store credit. Many customers were unhappy that Apple was offering very little for … Read More
Earlier today, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched it’s annual Back to School promotion, except this year, they’ve mixed it up a bit. Instead of offering a free iPod touch with the purchase of a Mac, Apple is giving students $100 App Store Credit. When you buy a new qualifying Mac with Apple education pricing* from June 16, 2011, through September 20, 2011, … Read More
Just days after Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced Newsstand as a part of iOS 5, the company is now pulling the plug on parts of their old subscription rules after complaints from publishers. Apple’s controversial in app subscription policy forced publishers to provide better deals or in-app services at the “same price or less than it is offered outside the app,” … Read More
Apple’s App Store offers more than 3,50,000 applications for iOS devices and according Symantec CEO it could be the next target for malware. In an interview with Bloomberg, Symantec’s CEO Enrique Salem cautioned against potential threats and challenges which Apple and Google could face as the mobile app market expands further. Applications available from Apple Inc.’s App Store and Google … Read More
Google’s Android is increasingly becoming popular as most handset manufacturers are adopting the Android platform. We recently reported that Google’s Android Market is expected to surpass the number of apps available in Apple’s App Store to become the largest store for mobile apps. But, does more apps mean more revenue? According to a new report by IHS Screen Digest, the … Read More
According to a new report published by Research2guidance Android Market share in the number of apps available on a mobile platform will overtake Apple’s App Store in August 2011. Even though the Android Market was slow in getting developers attention initially, it is now showing accelerated growth and could become greater than Apple’s App Store. The report notes that in … Read More
According to a Touch Arcade forum post apps downloaded by using a promo code can no longer be left a review or rating in Apple’s App Store.
Both Apple and Microsoft have hired linguists in their quest to come out on top in their battle over whether or not the Cupertino company should be allowed to trademark the term.