Topic: app store

Apple announces iOS 13 app requirements

Apple announced that all apps will need to be updated or built to work with iOS 13 by April 2020. In addition, apps will be required to fit the all-screen designs of Apple’s largest mobile devices and iPads.  “Customers around the world will soon experience the incredible new features of iOS 13. Make sure your … continue reading

Apple seeks to counter lawsuits, complaints

In the midst of antitrust lawsuits and monopoly complaints, Apple is trying to prove its app store promotes innovation and welcomes competition. “We created the App Store with two goals in mind: that it be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers,” … continue reading

Apple reportedly limits developer access to users’ contacts

Apple wants to make sure developers don’t sell users’ phone contacts or use the data in any malicious way. The company quietly updated its App Store review guidelines to ensure developers cannot use information from contacts, photos or APIs to build a database, and then sell or distribute that database to third parties, Bloomberg found. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple developers form new union, ElectricFlow 8.3 and NVIDIA’s deep learning solution

A group of Apple developers are banding together to form the Developers Union. The union is designed to advocate for sustainability in the App Store, according to the developers. This is a community-driven “non-union union” designed to help improve the App Store by focusing on the issues that matter the most to developers. “Today, we … continue reading

SD Times Blog: App Store Review Guidelines causing big problems for SMBs, DIY app builders

Recent App Store Review Guidelines changes from Apple are starting to cause some serious problems for DIY app builders and SMBs. A few months ago at Apple’s Developer Conference, Apple announced changes to the design and standards for approval to the App Store. A big change comes with rule 4.2.6, which states that “apps created from … continue reading

WWDC: Apple App Store, iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, ARKit and machine learning capabilities

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicked off today with new and improved features for developers. The conference opened up with a video of what would happen if suddenly all our applications disappeared and developers stopped developing them. The result lead to confusion, mayhem and disorder. “Keep making apps,” the video ended. “The world depends on … continue reading

Apple iOS 10.3: APFS implementation, developer improvements, and security updates

Apple has announced iOS 10.3 with the highly requested “Find my AirPods” feature, new Apple File System (APFS) implementation, and a number of developer improvements. Other enhancements include bug fixes and touch ID authentication for its Numbers, Pages, and Keynote productivity apps. The latest version of the mobile operating system went through seven beta versions … continue reading

New developer features to come with iOS 10.3, KDE Slimbook released, and Node.js certified developer program—SD Times news digest: Jan. 26, 2017

As part of Apple’s iOS 10.3 patch notes, the company said it will allow developers to respond to customer reviews in the App Store by the time iOS 10.3 is available. Giving developers the power to answer reviews means they can address unfair reviews and respond to customers that have questions about an application. With … continue reading

Ten tips to following Google Play’s policies

If developers want their applications to make it into Google’s app store, Google Play, they have to make sure they adhere to the company’s policies. Google has policies on restricted content, intellectual property, privacy, security, ads, promotion, age-appropriate content, and updates. Violating any one of those policies could cause an app to be suspended or … continue reading

Verily’s Debug Project, Nexedi to sue Apple, and Verizon wants a discount from Yahoo—SD Times news digest: Oct. 7, 2016

Verily is stepping up its debugging game by focusing on eliminating a real, dangerous bug: the mosquito. At the end of 2014, Google started exploring what it could do about problems caused by mosquitos. At the same time, Verily (initially Google Life Sciences) was founded to solve the problems of preventing disease on a global scale, … continue reading

Vision Mobile’s state of the developer nation report, Android SDK and Lyft Button, and Apple announces App Store changes—SD Times news digest: Sept. 2, 2016

Developers’ interest in Android is increasing, according to a new developer report from Vision Mobile. The report, “Developer Economics: The State of the Developer Nation Q3 2016,” found that 47% of developers are prioritizing Android in their development efforts, which is up 7% from the last six months. As a result, the number of developers … continue reading

Apple acquires AI startup, the DAPRA Cyber Grand Challenge winner, Pokémon GO’s revenue, and Delta’s global computer outage—SD Times news digest: August 8, 2016

According to multiple reports, Apple has acquired artificial intelligence startup Turi for roughly US$200 million. Apple uses AI technology for Siri, but lately the company has been ramping up its efforts in AI, which makes purchasing the Seattle-based company Turi a helpful move, according to Market Watch. Turi aims to help developers and data scientists build intelligent apps … continue reading

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