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  • Apple introduces a new pay-per-install ad product called Search Ads Basic

    Apple introduces a new pay-per-install ad product called Search Ads Basic

    Apple today is introducing a new way for app developers to acquire users for their apps: it’s launching a pay-per-install advertising product called Search Ads Basic. The “basic” branding signals that this product is being aimed at smaller developers compared with the existing Search Ads product, which is now being renamed to Search Ads Advanced. Launched last year, Search… Read More

  • iOS jailbreak repositories close as user interest wanes

    iOS jailbreak repositories close as user interest wanes

    A few years ago jailbreaking your iPhone was all the rage. The cat-and-mouse game of hackers versus Apple was great fun and some of the open source products available to jailbreakers – namely the Cydia alternative app store – added amazing features and customizability to the iPhone. Some devs even launched only on jailbroken phones, thumbing their noses at Apple’s walled… Read More

  • Apple’s iOS App Store adds weekend deals to boost app downloads

    Apple’s iOS App Store adds weekend deals to boost app downloads

    With the introduction of iOS 11, Apple redesigned the App Store with a heavier focus on editorial content, including articles, interviews, how-to’s, lists and other round-ups with app recommendations. Now, it’s adding another feature, as well, called “This Weekend Only.” The new section lists deals that can be found inside apps, as opposed to discounts on downloads of… Read More

  • Apple’s ‘App of the Day’ featuring boosts downloads by 1747%, games by 792%

    Apple’s ‘App of the Day’ featuring boosts downloads by 1747%, games by 792%

    New research from Apptopia, out today, takes a look at the impact getting featured as the App or Game of the Day on the new iOS App Store has on app downloads. This data is still fairly early, as the revamped App Store only arrived publicly with iOS 11’s release in September. Not surprisingly, the report finds that snagging one of these featured spots can lead to a big boost in app… Read More

  • Reactant is a new native framework for iOS apps

    Reactant is a new native framework for iOS apps

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Xcode, a small Czech team called Brightify has created Reactant, a framework that makes it easy to program iOS apps. The system is a Swift-based framework that offers live-reload of code, allowing you to add elements on the fly as you program. “The Reactant architecture dictates how to structure an iOS project from start to finish. It… Read More

  • Here are the best ARKit apps for iOS 11 you should try right now

    Apple just released iOS 11 to the public, and a big feature is ARKit, the company’s SDK that lets developers easily create cool augmented reality apps. Even though Apple announced ARKit a few months ago, there aren’t a ton of good options available right now to test out AR on your phone. But we’ve found a few good ones that will at least let you see the potential of… Read More

  • Apple’s huge App Store makeover arrives today in iOS 11

    Apple’s huge App Store makeover arrives today in iOS 11

    Apple today is releasing its completely redesigned iOS App Store to the wider public as part of the launch of the new iOS 11 operating system. First previewed at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, the new App Store has made changes focused on the goal of improving app discovery across a storefront that now has over 2 million applications, according to App Annie. Read More

  • Apple streamlines iTunes 12.7 by removing the App Store

    Apple streamlines iTunes 12.7 by removing the App Store

    Apple has made a significant change to the latest version of iTunes for MacOS and Windows by removing the App Store. This serves two purposes. First, it means more traffic for the completely redesigned App Store, which debuts later this month with the launch of iOS 11. Second, it returns iTunes to its original function as an entertainment app. Read More

  • Tinder hits top grossing app in the App Store on heels of Tinder Gold launch

    Tinder hits top grossing app in the App Store on heels of Tinder Gold launch

    Tinder has hit number 1 in the App Store’s top grossing category for the very first time. Claiming top spot in the App Store likely has to do with the global launch of Tinder Gold, which lets users see who has liked them without swiping at all, among other premium features. Tinder’s initial foray into monetization came in 2015 with the launch of Tinder Plus, which lets users… Read More