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Apple Reveals Its Reasons For Rejecting Apps

Apple Reveals Its Reasons For Rejecting Apps

By Chris Crum September 2, 2014

Apple is now providing the most transparency it ever has when it comes to informing developers why it rejects their apps. While it could certainly be a great deal more transparent, the company has a new webpage up for “Common …

Bang with Friends Returns to the App Store as ‘Down’ Bang with Friends Returns to the App Store as ‘Down’

When hook-up app Bang with Friends launched in January as a Facebook app, they described it as “the anonymous, simple, fun way to find friends who are down for the night.” The app allowed users to anonymously select which of …

Android is Still Missing Top iPad Apps Android is Still Missing Top iPad Apps
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Though it took years for Android’s smartphone apps to catch up with iTunes, manufacturers were ready for the iPad, and Android tablets have caught up to Apple’s hardware in no time. Google itself is even pushing a mini-tablet. It turns …

Apple, Amazon Settle Their 'App Store' Drama Apple, Amazon Settle Their 'App Store' Drama

In mommy and daddy have stopped fighting news, Apple and Amazon have both requested that a lawsuit over the use of the term “app store” be dismissed. More specifically, Apple has agreed not to sue Amazon over their use of …

Apple Drops Some App Store Stats At WWDC Apple Drops Some App Store Stats At WWDC

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off today, and as usual, the keynote began with a bunch of Apple stats. Before showing a video of the company’s latest retail store opening in Berlin, CEO Tim Cook revealed that a million people …

800+ Apps Downloaded from the App Store Each Second 800+ Apps Downloaded from the App Store Each Second

As we told you on Wednesday, Apple’s App Store just hit a huge milestone – 50 billion total app downloads (excluding re-downloads and updates, of course). Today, they made it official with a release that mentions a couple other interesting …

Apple Hits 50 Billion App Downloads Apple Hits 50 Billion App Downloads

Nearly two weeks ago, Apple announced that they were just about to hit the 50 billion milestone in terms of apps downloaded in the App Store. Today, the company finally hit the mark. Apple hit 40 billion app downloads back …

Apple’s App Store Approaches 50 Billion Downloads Apple’s App Store Approaches 50 Billion Downloads
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Apple is about to hit another huge milestone, and once again they’re giving away a pretty sweet prize in celebration. This time, it’s 50 billion App Store downloads that’s fast approaching, and the person who puts them over the top …

Apple Adds New Ratings Box Inside App Store Details Apple Adds New Ratings Box Inside App Store Details

Apple has made a small change to its App Store app details pages that puts a new ratings box right at the top of the page, just under the app’s name and directly on top of the app’s rating. Of …

Vine’s Age Rating Jumps to 17+ with Update Vine’s Age Rating Jumps to 17+ with Update

Twitter’s six-second video app that used to (and kind of still does) have a porn problem has just seen its age rating jump from 12+ to 17+. Now, iOS users must be at least 17 years old to download the …

500px Is Now Back in the App Store 500px Is Now Back in the App Store
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After a week in App Store limbo, photography app 500px has made its return. As you may remember, Apple booted the app from its App Store for violation of Apple’s rules on pornography. Apple said that the app was removed …

Did Apple Reduce Vine's Visibility in the App Store? Did Apple Reduce Vine's Visibility in the App Store?
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It looks like Apple may have decided to back away from Twitter’s new Vine video-sharing app, just a little bit. It appears that Apple has stopped promoting the app as an “Editor’s Choice” selection. Vine isn’t even highlighted in the …

Apple App Store Surpasses 40 Billion Downloads Apple App Store Surpasses 40 Billion Downloads
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Apple announced on Monday that the App Store has surpassed 40 billion downloads. That’s unique downloads excluding re-downloads and updates. Nearly half of that came in last year alone. The company also says it has over 500 million active users, …

Judge: Amazon Appstore Name Is Not False Advertising Judge: Amazon Appstore Name Is Not False Advertising
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As Amazon planned to launch their own Appstore for Android, Apple decided that the name “Appstore” was too similar to their own App Store – and therefore a lawsuit was in order. Apple attempted to prevent Amazon from launching their …

56 More Countries Get iTunes Store 56 More Countries Get iTunes Store

Apple announced today that it has launched the iTunes Store in 56 new countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa. It is now available in a total of 119 countries. “The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in …

Apple Bans "Memory" from App Store, Cites Trademark Apple Bans "Memory" from App Store, Cites Trademark
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If you’re currently developing an app for Apple’s App Store, you may want to refrain from including the word “memory” in the title. It may save you a major headache down the road. According to a report from Gamasutra, Apple …

Verizon Gives Up on Verizon Apps Store Verizon Gives Up on Verizon Apps Store

Verizon has announced through its developer community website that as of January 2013, the Verizon Apps app store will be removed from all Android and BlackBerry devices. The company anticipates completing the removal process by March 27, 2013. The wireless …