Comment: Are app subscriptions fair to users and developers?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve watched two long-standing apps release new versions with business decisions that led to an outcry from many users. Pocket Casts went free but introduced Pocket Casts Pro as an optional subscription that included Desktop applications access to the web player. Customers who had previously paid $ 9 to unlock […]

Parental control app developers call Apple’s statement on MDM systems ‘misleading’

Over the weekend, a report from The New York Times detailed Apple’s removal of certain parental control applications from the App Store. Shortly thereafter, Apple responded with a press release explaining that the removals weren’t “a matter of competition” but rather “a matter of security.” Now, one of the applications affected by the crackdown is […]

Apple says macOS developers can now release app updates in phases through the Mac App Store

Alongside iOS 11, Apple introduced the ability for developers to release app updates in phases. Now, Apple has expanded that feature to the Mac App Store, announcing in a blog post today that developers can release updates over a 7-day period. more… The post Apple says macOS developers can now release app updates in phases […]

Developers explain what Apple must do to turn Apple TV into a successful gaming platform

It’s no secret that the Apple TV hasn’t exactly turned into the gaming platform Apple had hoped it would be. Last month, Minecraft developers announced that they were ending support for the Apple TV, while other developers have also expressed concern for the future of Apple TV gaming. Now, ArsTechnica has talked with a handful […]

App developers can now show up to 10 screenshots per device on their App Store product page

Apple has upped the screenshot limits for developers today, as announced on the Apple Developer News blog. Apps can now have up to 10 screenshots per device form factor, increased from the previous limit of 5 per device. This change applies to the iOS App Store, tvOS App Store, and watchOS App Store. more… 9to5Mac