Have the new Apple App Store Review guidelines become a "weapon" to prevent developers from competing against Apple? Spotify seems to think so, as the streaming music service provider recently claimed Apple rejected the latest version of its app due to the fact that it would compete with Apple Music.
Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) often focuses on hardware as the company uses its spotlight to showcase its latest new gadgets. But this year's event, which kicks off Monday, will almost surely center on software and services.
Apple and Google are each revising their revenue-sharing models for mobile apps. And the shift is all about recurring revenues.
Apple has introduced new tools and capabilities designed to help developers "engage with new and existing customers on the App Store." Developers aren't so sure that the capabilities are a plus for them, however.
Developers now can provide paid apps in volume through Windows Store for Business, the Microsoft web-based portal that " lets IT decision-makers, purchasers and administrators find, acquire, manage and distribute Windows Store apps across their organization's Windows 10 devices."
Mobile application installs could exceed 210 billion in 2020, according to International Data Corp (IDC).
Apple has debuted its "Making Great Apps for the App Store" mini-site, which serves as an all-in-one resource for developers.
Apple has created "a secret team" tasked with considering changes to its App Store, according to a Bloomberg report. Among other ideas, the group is exploring a paid search model that would enable publishers to have their apps appear at the top of search results based on keywords customers use to search for titles. Roughly 100 employees are reportedly working on the project.
Mobile consumers spent an average of $35 on apps per active iPhone in the United States last year, according to a new study from Sensor Tower. The mobile app store market intelligence firm reported the Games category ranked first among per-device spending last year, followed by Music, Social Networking and Entertainment apps.
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