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Apple launches App Store Small Business Programme
Developers can qualify for the programme and a reduced 15% commission if they earned up to US$1 million in proceeds during the previous calendar year.
Apple rolls out new App Store restrictions in response to COVID-19
The tech giant has also banned outright entertainment or game apps which use the coronavirus as a theme or central idea.
Addams Family Mystery Mansion now available on Android and iOS
It's a ‘darkly humorous’ mobile game, in which players must help Morticia and Gomez to reunite their family and refurnish their home.
The dark side of apps: Security threats on the rise
"Think about it, unsecured Wi-Fi, spoofing, phishing attacks, ransomware, spyware... mobile devices make for the perfect target."
So you want to build a viral app: Tips from an industry guru
Plenty of people hope their app will make them rich, but only a few apps ever make it.
Apple mania! A brief look at Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+
Whether you’re after news, TV, or gaming, it seems like Apple is pulling out all the stops to get your attention.
Spotify calls out Apple's anti-competitive behaviour
Apple's App Store rules "purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience—essentially acting as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers".
Apple's App Store earnings top $70 billion since its launch in 2008
Apple's global developer community has collectively earned more than $70 billion since the App Store first launched in 2008.
Gordon Ramsay will grill your skills in his newest mobile game
Heard of that loud, gregarious and fiery British chef/TV star Gordon Ramsay? He now comes in app form, through a new game called Gordon Ramsay DASH.
New iPad app for 'struggling readers' launched
The app has been designed to deliver an individualised reading coaching to beginning readers, struggling readers, and English language learners.
The latest in Kiwi innovation: An interactive language learning app
Lingogo, the brainchild of three Kiwi women, is a new digital bookshop app filled with interactive, dual-language stories.
You know you need these cat apps
Do a quick 'cat' search on the App Store and you will lose most of life browsing through pages and pages of beautiful cat-dedicated apps.
App Store rakes in more than a billion over holiday season
Gaming, Social Networking and Entertainment were among the year's most popular App Store categories.
Apple earnings soar
Apple has set new second quarter records posting quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of 13.6 billion.
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference locked in
Apple will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year from June 8-12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West.
Google follows in Apple's footsteps with app review process
Google is significantly changing its review process for apps on Google Play after years of solely using automated processes
New Te Reo Maori app targets total beginners
Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Education has released its second Te Reo Maori learning app, Puna.
2015 App Store sales through the roof
In the first week of January Apple customers around the world spend nearly half a billion US dollars on apps and in-app purchases through the App Store.
Apple shouts out to developers with new records in 2015
"Developers of all sizes, across the App Store’s 24 categories, create incredible apps for iOS, and an especially inspired segment is the newest generation of independent game creators."
Attack of the clones – spoofed apps
Clones can appear to be legitimate versions of the original app, or affiliated with the original app, but can be anything but.
iOS App Review: Framatic
I live for the day Instagram or Facebook has a feature where you can combine multiple photos into one frame to share online. But until they do, a separate app must be used and Framatic is up there with the best.
Context: The App is dead, long live the App
July 2008: a certain fruity company launched its app store and gave a home to 500 freshly pressed iPhone OS (iOS nowadays) apps.
Apple unveils iOS 8... "biggest release since App Store launch"
"We’re excited for hundreds of millions of users to begin experiencing iOS 8, with incredible features that offer new ways to use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch."
Do you know the REAL cost of business apps?
"Producing more complex enterprise applications is by no means an inexpensive exercise..."