iOS apps

  • App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017

    App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017

    Global app revenue climbed 35 percent in 2017 to reach nearly $60 billion, according to a new report today from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which measured paid apps, subscriptions, and in-app purchases across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play. However, Apple is the one pulling in the most revenue, the report found – at nearly double that of Google… Read More

  • Apple Developer Program fee waivers are now available for nonprofits, schools and government

    Apple Developer Program fee waivers are now available for nonprofits, schools and government

    Apple announced today it will begin allowing select publishers to waive the membership fees associated with its App Developer Program. Specifically, the new fee waivers will be offered to “nonprofit organizations, accredited educational institutions, and government entities,” says Apple. For starters, the waivers will be available in the U.S., but the company had said in December… Read More

  • Pixel art coloring book apps are the newest App Store craze

    Pixel art coloring book apps are the newest App Store craze

    Has your kid bugged you to let them download Sandbox Coloring? You’re probably not alone. The latest trend blowing up on the App Store is a new twist on the coloring book apps that have been popular for a couple of years. Now, instead of having users pick and choose their colors as before, this new group of coloring book apps – four of which recently snagged spots in the App… Read More

  • Reddit launches new mobile apps with support for real-time comments, chat, mod tools and more

    Reddit launches new mobile apps with support for real-time comments, chat, mod tools and more

    Reddit today is giving its mobile apps a major upgrade – the first since their launch last year, when the company decided to take back control over the official Reddit experience on mobile – an experience that had long been available mainly through third-party clients. Today’s updated apps introduce a number of new features focused on media consumption – including how… Read More

  • Jellies is a kid-friendly, parent-approved alternative to YouTube Kids

    Jellies is a kid-friendly, parent-approved alternative to YouTube Kids

    As YouTube reels from a series of scandals related to its lack of policing around inappropriate content aimed at children, obscene comments on videos of children, horrifying search suggestions, and more, a new app called Jellies has arrived to offer parents a safer way to let their kids watch videos on mobile devices. Jellies was built by Ken Yarmosh, founder of Savvy Apps, which has been… 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

  • Skype launches Photo Effects – sticker suggestions powered by machine learning

    Skype launches Photo Effects – sticker suggestions powered by machine learning

    Not content with merely launching its own take on Instagram and Snapchat’s Stories, Skype today is adding another copycat-like feature to its app: photo stickers. The company says it’s introducing new “Photo Effects” (as it’s calling these stickers), which include things like face masks, decorative borders, witty captions, and more. However, unlike the photo… Read More

  • Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud

    Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud

    A new iOS app, Album+, is taking advantage of the increased AI capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos. It can de-duplicate photos, for example, as well as categorize the people, places and objects it finds in your images. Album+ organizes and ranks photos using on-device, offline machine learning — there’s no need to connect with the cloud. Read More

  • Lazy Jar’s app makes you pay for not exercising enough

    Lazy Jar’s app makes you pay for not exercising enough

    Want to exercise more, but lack motivation? An app called Lazy Jar, aimed at Fitbit owners, may be able to help. The app actually penalizes you a monetary amount if you fail to meet the fitness goals you’ve set for yourself, in terms of metrics like steps per week, miles walked, or calories burned, for example. The idea that some people may need a little bit of an extra push to start… Read More

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