app-store

  • Upcoming App Store purge could see hundreds of thousands of apps deleted

    Upcoming App Store purge could see hundreds of thousands of apps deleted

    Apple’s recently announced promise to clean up its App Store by removing old, outdated and non-compliant applications could see hundreds of thousands of apps getting booted from the mobile application marketplace, according to new data about the number of abandoned apps live on the storefront today. Apple, of course, didn’t specifically detail its criteria for kicking out older… Read More

  • Apple is going to remove abandoned apps from the App Store

    Apple is going to remove abandoned apps from the App Store

    It’s cleaning time in the App Store. Apple sent an email to its developer community indicating that there will be some upcoming changes in the App Store. If an app no longer works or is outdated, it’s going to get removed from the App Store. And it’s about time. “We are implementing an ongoing process of evaluating apps, removing apps that no longer function as… Read More

  • App Store to reach 5 million apps by 2020, with games leading the way

    App Store to reach 5 million apps by 2020, with games leading the way

    The Apple App Store shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that people seem to limit the number of apps they use regularly to just a small handful. But developers keep building, so the apps keep coming. According to new analysis out this morning from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, the App Store is expected to more than double its size over the next four years, reaching 5… Read More

  • Gwyneth Paltrow joins Apple’s reality TV show ‘Planet of the Apps’

    Gwyneth Paltrow joins Apple’s reality TV show ‘Planet of the Apps’

    Apple’s forthcoming reality TV show just scored itself some big-time Hollywood star power: according to a report out this morning from Variety, actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow will serve as a mentor to the contestants on the new series, “Planet of the Apps.” The show, which is debuting next year, will also have Gary Vaynerchuk and will.iam as advisers, the report says. Read More

  • Apple says Pokémon Go is the most downloaded app in a first week ever

    Apple says Pokémon Go is the most downloaded app in a first week ever

    Apple has told TechCrunch that Pokémon Go has broken an impressive App Store record. While the game was only available in a few countries at the time, the app has attracted more downloads in the App Store during its first week than any other app in App Store history. Read More

  • Alibaba snaps up Chinese Android app store Wandoujia

    Alibaba snaps up Chinese Android app store Wandoujia

    Alibaba has advanced its reach on mobile after it acquired one of China’s most prominent Android app stores, Wandoujia, in an undisclosed acquisition. Read More

  • Live.ly shoots to the top of the App Store

    Live.ly, the newly released live streaming app from musical.ly, has now secured the top slot in the Apple App Store. That puts live.ly above Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Google Maps and Instagram. Live.ly finished rolling out last Thursday and the app has already received over 500,000 downloads, the company tells TechCrunch. The app lets people broadcast what they are doing in real… Read More

  • Will the rich get richer with Apple’s new app store ads

    Will the rich get richer with Apple’s new app store ads

    Apple’s reveal of sponsored search ads on the App Store was overshadowed by its simultaneous opening up and improvement of its subscription offerings. But for the average developer or publisher, the ads will have a much more immediate effect on their business. Paid ads won’t begin until Apple has completed a period of free testing. In the interim, App Store publishers should be… Read More