All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘app store’

Kim Kardashian Says She Broke the App Store with Her New KIMOJI App

Kim Kardashian says her new specialty emoji app, KIMOJI, broke the App Store. “Apple, I’m so sorry I broke your App Store!!!” she tweeted. “I can’t believe so many people downloaded my KIMOJI app that it affected the entire app store!” Apple, I'm so sorry I broke your App Store!!! — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 21, 2015 I can't …

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Instagram Blames Apple for Its Dumb Nudity Policy

Instagram Blames Apple for Its Dumb Nudity Policy

We’ve documented Instagram’s (and its parent company Facebook’s) hatred of the female form for years. The company basically bans photos of female nipples, unless they are attached to a baby or on a sculpture. Instagram’s actual, word-for-word policy on nudity says… “We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative …

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Amazon Launches Underground, a New App with “Actually Free” Apps

Amazon Launches Underground, a New App with “Actually Free” Apps

Amazon has just announced a new Android app store called Amazon Underground, and the company promises “over ten thousand dollars in apps, games, and in-app items that are actually free.” It looks like Amazon is picking up the tab on some freemium apps and offering them to people for free. “Many apps and games that are marked as free turn …

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Apple Is Removing Apps with Confederate Flag Imagery

In the wake of the Charleston church killings and the wave of companies and state governments moving to ban confederate flag imagery, Apple has begun to yank games and other apps featuring the symbol from its App Store. According to Touch Arcade, various civil war games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all Hunted Cow’s Civil War series have been …

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iPhone, Mac & App Store Give Apple Another Big Quarter

Apple released its financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28. Thanks to strong performance by its iPhone, Mac and App Store businesses, the company posted 27% revenue growth and 40% EPS growth, setting records for the second quarter. The company managed to exceed Wall Street expectations. Quarterly revenue was $58 billion and quarterly net profit was …

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App Store, iTunes Store Down for All Users All Morning

If you’re trying to make a purchase on iTunes or attempting to download an app in the App Store, you’ve probably noticed that it’s not working. That’s because Apple is suffering some major outages this morning – from before 5am EST. The outages have been reported on Twitter all morning – for at least six hours. But it wasn’t until …

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Guess How Much App Store Developers Have Earned

Apple announced some new numbers for the App Store, as it has reached some new milestones. First off, during the first week of January, customers spent about half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, while New Year’s Day was the biggest day ever in App Store sales history. During 2014, billings increased 50%, and apps generated over $10 …

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Apple Reveals Its Reasons For Rejecting Apps

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 App Rejections,” which not only describes common reasons for rejection, but lists the top ten reasons. The top ten list …

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Android App Groups Charged For Piracy

The openness of the Android platform has many advantages, but it also makes the platform more of a gamble for developers. Apple’s iOS is still the leading platform for many app releases (especially games) and apps can often sell on iOS while their Android versions are free. The reason for this is the expectations that Android users have, as well …

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Apple Refund: Company To Refund Over $30 Mil. In App Case

As of late, this writer has seen a trend among the toddlers and young children she finds herself around; most of them are better at handling an iPhone or iPad than many adults. This is certainly not undue, at least partially, to the corresponding trend of parents loaning their tech goodies to their children so as to keep them entertained …

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Minecraft, Candy Crush, Duolingo Snag Top App Store Honors

Apple is the latest to reveal their 2013 year-in-review, and their editor’s pick for best app of the year is free language learning app Duolingo. Apple describes the app, which finally opened wide to the public in June of 2012, as “fantastically well-designed and easy to use.” Duolingo offers free language learning via a series of translation mini-games and at …

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Mobile Media Revenue to Hit $75 Billion in Four Years

As tablets begin to permeate western culture, mobile app revenue is set to continue growing, even as the market for smartphone apps begins to slow. The industry will no doubt also become better at separating consumers from their money via mobile devices as monetization schemes become more refined. Market research firm Juniper Research today revealed its prediction that revenues from …

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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 their Facebook buddies they’d be willing to have sex with, and if the feeling is mutual then Bang with Friends …

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Android is Still Missing Top iPad Apps

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 out, though, that app developers aren’t quite as excited for Android tablets as consumers are. Analyst firm Canalys this week …

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‘App Store’ Drama Is Finally Over as Apple, Amazon Stop Fighting Over It

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 the term “appstore,” which means that Amazon no longer has a reason to pursue the ability to use it in …

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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 went to Apple’s retail stores per day last year. They now have 47 stores around the world in 14 countries. …

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Every Second, 800+ Apps Are Downloaded from Apple’s App Store

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 facts. Count one second. Good. In that time, 800 apps were downloaded from Apple’s App Store. That pace means that …

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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 in January, so that means that they tacked on 10 billion downloads in around four months. If that rate hold …

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Apple’s App Store Approaches 50 Billion Downloads

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 is going to win a $10,000 App Store gift card. “As of today, nearly 50 billion apps have been downloaded …

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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 course, Apple has always including its rating information in the details section of the app. There, you’ll not only find …

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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 app – a change that came along with the new version 1.0.5., which just launched on Wednesday. The update gives …

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500px Now Back in the App Store After Apple Yanked It for Porn

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 after many user complaints regarding the porn. But apparently, Apple has rethought their decision. It looks like 500px has done …

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Did Apple Reduce Vine’s Visibility in the App Store Following Porn Controversy?

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 App Store’s social networking section. It’s not a “new and noteworthy” app either. That’s odd, considering that Vine is the …

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Apple App Store Surpasses 40 Billion Downloads

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, and surpassed over 2 billion downloads during the month of December. There are over 775,000 apps available in the store, …

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Amazon’s Appstore Name Is Not False Advertising Says Judge in Ruling Against Apple

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 own Appstore for Android, saying that it constituted “a false advertisement that misrepresents the nature, characteristics and qualities of Amazon’s …

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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 Russia, Sezen Aksu in Turkey, AR Rahman in India, and Zahara in South Africa, international artists including The Beatles, Taylor …

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Apple Bans “Memory” from App Store, Cites German Trademark [REPORT]

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 is sending out notices to some app developers that let them know that their games or apps with the word …

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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 carrier did emphasize, however that business applications submitted to the Private Application’s Store for Business will still be available for …

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Firefox Marketplace Is Now Open With Latest Aurora Release

Did you know that Mozilla has an app store? It’s called the Firefox Marketplace, and it’s an area where developers can sell HTML5 apps. It’s going to be a central part of the Firefox OS coming to smartphones early next year. Developers wanting to get a head start can now start gathering important feedback from early testers. Mozilla announced today …

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