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The Russian App Store has lost 6,982 mobile apps since the start of the Ukraine invasion, as numerous companies have now pulled their apps and games from Apple’s iPhone and…

Russia’s App Store lost nearly 7K apps since its invasion of Ukraine, but some Big Tech apps remain

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues…

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues…

This Week in Apps: Android’s Privacy Sandbox, Super Bowl app ads, App Annie rebrands

The Open App Markets Act introduces unintended, but potentially significant, device security risks by allowing app deliveries through unsupervised channels.

To protect consumers, Congress should secure the app store supply chain

A true “metaverse” may not yet exist, but that hasn’t stopped marketers from adopting the buzzword to promote their apps and games on mobile app stores. According to new data…

Over 500 mobile apps are now using the term ‘metaverse’ to attract new users

A newly launched recipe app called Pestle aims to do more than provide a place to save and organize your favorite recipes. The app, from indie developer Will Bishop, also…

Recipe app Pestle helps you organize, plan, and cook hands-free or with friends on FaceTime

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How should non technical founders collaborate with software developers?

We caught up with Georgina Lupu Florian, CEO of Wolfpack Digital, to talk about her company, how they operate, and the nuances of running a consultancy.

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How should non technical founders collaborate with software developers?

Around the same time Apple was touting its sizable App Store revenue growth this week, developer and noted App Store critic Kosta Eleftheriou brought to light what appeared to be…

Music app AmpMe lowers pricing after accused of being an App Store scammer

Consumer spending on mobile apps reached $170 billion in 2021, according to App Annie’s newly released “State of Mobile 2022″ report, out today, which offers a comprehensive look at the…

App Annie: Global app stores’ consumer spend up 19% to $170B in 2021, downloads grew 5% to 230B

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the mobile app ecosystem, according to an annual retrospective released today by app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. In the early days of the pandemic,…

How the mobile app ecosystem adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

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The U.K.’s antitrust watchdog has given the clearest signal yet that interventions under an upcoming reform of the country’s competition rules will target tech giants Apple and Google — including…

Apple and Google’s mobile duopoly likely to face UK antitrust action

The company is developing a free, open source infrastructure for building and scaling real-time audio and video experiences in applications. 

LiveKit co-founder believes the metaverse needs open infrastructure

The app economy will again set new records in 2021. According to a review of the global app ecosystem in 2021 by Sensor Tower, released today, first-time app installs grew…

App stores to see record consumer spend of $133 billion in 2021, 143.6 billion new app installs

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Bitrise is meant to support developers who are busy running processes rather than creating new value for customers.

Bitrise grabs $60M to keep companies updated with constantly changing mobile requirements

Apple says it won’t be closing down the App Store to developer submissions over the holidays, as it has in previous years. The policy change will be welcomed by developers…

Apple says App Store won’t close to developers over holidays, as in previous years

Users can choose to create from scratch or import designs, then use the library and layouts features to create fully functional pages.

Play puts native iOS product design tool in the palm of your hand

Apple has now launched a beta version of its “App Privacy Report,” a new feature that aims to provide iOS users with details about how often their everyday apps are…

Apple’s App Privacy Report launches into beta to show you what your apps are up to

Google today announced a preview of Android 12L, which may sound like a new version of Android, but Google calls it “a special feature drop that makes Android 12 even…

Google announces Android 12L, a feature drop for large-screen devices

Digital traffic worldwide is increasingly done through mobile devices, and Embrace is bringing visibility to that data to companies.

Embrace grabs a new funding round amid unveiling of new mobile data intelligence software

Apple is making a change to its App Store by returning the “Report a Problem” link to App Store product pages across iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey devices.…

With return of ‘Report a Problem’ on App Store, Apple invites public to help fight fraud

Mobile website building platform Universe has launched a new update that brings advanced creative controls, enhanced themes, block features and more to its grid-based web builder. Universe allows users to…

No-code mobile website builder Universe launches new themes, block features and more

A new forecast on the state of the app economy indicates the third quarter will see record-breaking revenues spent on apps and games. According to App Annie, consumers worldwide will…

Apps to reach record highs in Q3 of 36B downloads and $34B in consumer spending

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged App Annie, a leading mobile data and analytics firm, as well as its co-founder and former CEO and Chairman Bertrand Schmitt,…

App Annie and co-founder charged with securities fraud, will pay $10M+ settlement

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With two giants calling the shots and collecting whatever tolls they see fit, mobile software makers have long complained that app stores take an unfair cut of the cash that…

A new Senate bill would totally upend Apple and Google’s app store dominance

The company is developing robotic smart mobile assistants that enable frontline workers to perform their jobs more safely and efficiently.

Youreka Labs spins out with $8.5M to provide smart mobile assistant apps to field workers

This morning, Wix announced a new product for business owners called Branded App by Wix, which allows users to develop native apps without writing code. The publicly traded company provides…

Wix launches a no-code app builder for $200 per month

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a…

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