Impact of the new Apple App Store on app developers

Share

Impact of the new Apple App Store on app developers

App names are now limited to 30 characters - down from 50 - and these shortened titles can now be supplemented with a subtitle.

Apple launched their new operating system, the iOS 11, at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference, which happened from June 5 to 9. Writing on the web portal, Johnny Lin in his article titled "How to Make $80,000 Per Month on the Apple App Store" highlights a number of apps which are free to download, which can hit you with high weekly subscription fees. Also, in the description of the app, it read "includes protecting you from "dupplicate" contacts". In addition, a new tab called "Today" features the daily additions to the App Store.

"Your app contains images and references of Pepe the Frog, which are considered objectionable content", an Apple App Review Board employee wrote in a rejection notice to Spirit Realm, Vice's Motherboard confirmed. Hence, the categories tab has been broken into two - Games and Apps, which is further subdivided by categories. Having said that, a list view in the old design had more games in the initial view.

Apple could face a backlash from Chinese app makers after it issued a new policy defining tips as in-app purchases.

This story doesn't stop there, though, because the developers at Spirit Realm Games tried to play it off like they had no idea that Pepe was anything more than a amusing internet meme-a point of view that would require someone to have stayed off the internet for over a year.

The app in question, according to Sensor Tower data, brings in around $80,000 per month in revenue, despite the fact that it offers users essentially no services and makes that money by scamming them into subscription service.

On the other hand, perhaps Apple needs to take a little more time.

The new App Review guidelines compel developers to use the official in-app rating UI that was added in iOS 10.3, and plans to "disallow custom review prompts" in the future.

Subscriptions and In-App Purchases can also be purchased directly from the App Store outside the app which will be helpful for large brands on the App Store who are big on the Freemium model.

Apple has removed one of its top 10 grossing productivity apps after an independent developer's story about fraudsters' abuse of the App Store's Search Ads functionality went viral. Also, much like its competition, it can integrate with smart home devices to allows users to control their home electronics by talking to the speaker.

Share

Advertisement

© 2015 Leader Call. All Rights reserved.