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Apple revamps App Store with new layout and navigation
Apple revamps App Store with new layout and navigation
Apple had a big day yesterday in San Jose, CA. The Cupertino Goliath announced a multitude of platform updates, device upgrades, and even some ...... 06 Jun 2017 - 1 comment
Some of Apple's most popular apps are now free for all!
Some of Apple's most popular apps are now free for all!
Apple has surprised its customers today with a nice offer. The Cupertino giant has decided to offer some of its most popular apps for free to all users. ...... 19 Apr 2017 - 1 comment
Cook: Developers have earned over $50 billion from App Store
Cook: Developers have earned over $50 billion from App Store
Apple CEO Tim Cook has proudly tweeted that developers on the App Store have earned over $50 billion since the marketplace launched in late 2008. ...... 04 Aug 2016 - 1 comment
Google matches Apple's new subscription and revenue share policies
Google matches Apple's new subscription and revenue share policies
Earlier, we reported that Apple was making major changes to its App Store policies, and it appears that Google is matching and exceeding those ...... 09 Jun 2016
Apple makes a major change to the App Store
Apple makes a major change to the App Store
According to Apple's Phil Schiller, major changes are coming to the App Store, including big changes to how subscriptions work for developers. ...... 09 Jun 2016 - 1 comment
Apple announces record holiday sales in the App Store
Apple announces record holiday sales in the App Store
Apple has announced today that customers spent $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases in the App Store for the two weeks ended January 3rd, ...... 07 Jan 2016
Apple annoying iPhone users with full screen popup ads
Apple annoying iPhone users with full screen popup ads
To the surprise of some iPhone users, Apple has started pushing aggressive advertisement to App Store users with an older iPhone models. A full ...... 12 Dec 2015 - 2 comments
WWDC: Apple App Store hits massive 100 billion app downloads milestone
WWDC: Apple App Store hits massive 100 billion app downloads milestone
During today's keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the App Store had surpassed 100 billion app downloads since the store launched in 2008. ...... 09 Jun 2015
Apple has increased app size limits to 4GB from 2GB
Apple has increased app size limits to 4GB from 2GB
Apple has announced this week that iOS apps can now be larger than ever. Previously, apps had a maximum size of 2GB but that limit has now ...... 14 Feb 2015
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
As we launched our first mobile app this year, it has been interesting to observe the small, but very important differences there are between ...... 11 Feb 2015 - 6 comments
Apple raises minimum app prices in Canada, Europe
Apple raises minimum app prices in Canada, Europe
Thanks to changes in exchange rates and local rates, Apple has raised the minimum app prices for the App Store in Canada and most of Europe. ...... 12 Jan 2015 - 1 comment
Google will no longer call games with in-app purchases 'free'
Google will no longer call games with in-app purchases 'free'
As part of their resolution of a European Commission concern, Google has announced that it will no longer call free games that also include ...... 19 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
As promised, developer removes 'Flappy Bird' from app stores
As promised, developer removes 'Flappy Bird' from app stores
As promised, Dong Nguyen, the developer of Flappy Bird, has now removed the game from the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store. The developer ...... 09 Feb 2014 - 16 comments
Apple App Store tops $10 billion in 2013
Apple App Store tops $10 billion in 2013
Apple's App Store has an incredible year in 2013, with customers spending more than $10 billion on the service. In December alone, Apple ...... 07 Jan 2014 - 2 comments
Google Play has more downloads than Apple's App Store, but only half the revenue
Google Play has more downloads than Apple's App Store, but only half the revenue
A report into the state of the major smartphone and tablet app marketplaces - the App Store and Google Play - has found that Google Play edged ...... 03 Nov 2013 - 1 comment
Apple raises limit for non-Wi-Fi app store downloads to 100MB
Apple raises limit for non-Wi-Fi app store downloads to 100MB
Apple has upped the limit for App Store downloads over data and not Wi-Fi, from 50MB per app to 100MB. The move comes alongside the rollout ...... 19 Sep 2013
Google Play Store to hit 1 million apps this summer
Google Play Store to hit 1 million apps this summer
According to a new report from The Sociable, it looks like the Google Play Store will hit the one million app mark by the summer, maybe as early as June. ...... 06 Jan 2013
Half of App Store revenue goes to just 25 different developers
Half of App Store revenue goes to just 25 different developers
Even though the Apple App Store has over 700,000 apps and thousands of developers, most of the revenues come from just 25 of them. The figure ...... 07 Dec 2012
Apple hits 1 million apps submitted to the App Store
Apple hits 1 million apps submitted to the App Store
According to Appsfire, Apple has now seen 1 million apps submitted to the marketplace since launch in July 2008. The count includes all iOS ...... 19 Nov 2012
Apple reveals App Store milestones
Apple reveals App Store milestones
During their quarterly earnings today, the company revealed some impressive App Store milestones. The company says the App Store now has ...... 25 Jul 2012
Apple Mac Store hits 10,000 apps
Apple Mac Store hits 10,000 apps
According to multiple third-party estimates, Apple's Mac App Store has hit is first major milestone, 10,000 available applications. One source, ...... 28 Apr 2012 - 1 comment
Apple App Store reaching 25 billion downloads
Apple App Store reaching 25 billion downloads
Apple has started a countdown today as it approaches 25 billion apps downloaded from the iOS App Store. The user who downloads the 25 billionth ...... 20 Feb 2012 - 1 comment
Windows Store apps restricted to 5 Windows 8 devices
Windows Store apps restricted to 5 Windows 8 devices
Last month, Microsoft unveiled the Windows 8 Windows Store, where developers can sell apps. Starting in February, devs can sell apps for ...... 21 Jan 2012 - 4 comments
Apple Store in Grand Central opens tomorrow
Apple Store in Grand Central opens tomorrow
Apple has confirmed its large Grand Central store will open tomorrow at 10 AM. The 23,000 square-foot megastore will be complete with Genius ...... 08 Dec 2011 - 4 comments
Android Market app downloads finally surpass iOS App Store
Android Market app downloads finally surpass iOS App Store
According to the latest figures from ABI Research, Android Market app downloads have finally surpassed those of the iOS App Store. Of all ...... 25 Oct 2011 - 3 comments
Android Market at 320,000 apps
Android Market at 320,000 apps
According to mobile research firm Research2Guidance, the Android Market is quickly catching up with the iOS App Store in raw amount of apps available. ...... 21 Oct 2011 - 2 comments
Samsung's Bada may go open source next year
Samsung's Bada may go open source next year
If Apple's numerous lawsuits against Android go badly for Samsung, they may already have their future strategy mapped out in the form of Bada. ...... 20 Sep 2011
Judge rejects Apple's request for preliminary injunction in App Store trademark case
Judge rejects Apple's request for preliminary injunction in App Store trademark case
A federal judge in California has rejected a request by Apple to halt Amazon's use of the words "App Store." The injunction request is part ...... 07 Jul 2011 - 6 comments
Google+ for iPhone now awaiting approval
Google+ for iPhone now awaiting approval
Google has already submitted a Google+ app for the Apple App Store, and says it is waiting for approval. The app was submitted sometime "prior ...... 05 Jul 2011
iPad now has 100,000 native apps
iPad now has 100,000 native apps
There are now over 100,000 native iPad apps available in the Apple App Store, an impressive milestone for the tablet whose first generation ...... 30 Jun 2011 - 3 comments
Apple iOS App Store hits 500,000 app milestone
Apple iOS App Store hits 500,000 app milestone
Apple has approved the 500,000th app to the iOS App Store today, another large milestone for the ever growing store. By comparison, the Android ...... 24 May 2011 - 2 comments
Amazon Android app store coming Tuesday
Amazon Android app store coming Tuesday
E-tail giant Amazon is ready to launch its long-awaited Android app store on Tuesday, says Wired. Rumor of the app store surfaced last September. ...... 22 Mar 2011 - 2 comments
Opera launches mobile app store
Opera launches mobile app store
Opera, the company behind popular desktop and mobile browsers, has launched the Opera Mobile Store, now available in over 200 countries. ...... 08 Mar 2011 - 1 comment
Apple starts App Store subscriptions service
Apple starts App Store subscriptions service
Apple has announced the start of a subscription service which will be available to all publishers of content-based apps sold though the iOS App Store. ...... 16 Feb 2011
iOS App Store hits 10 billion downloads
iOS App Store hits 10 billion downloads
Apple has announced today that the iOS App Store has hit 10 billion downloads, the latest milestone for the service. The App Store has over ...... 22 Jan 2011 - 2 comments
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