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Apple Must Allow Other Forms of in-App Purchase, Rules Judge
"Apples expected to real a new iphone today but the biggest update may be in its app store. That's because of a ruling in the epoch versus apple lawsuit which came down in apple's favor with one big exception. A judge ruled that apple does not have to reduce the fees. It charges developers in its app stores. It's currently from fifteen to thirty percent. Fortnight epochs gay may. We're maine's banned from the app store. However because they broke their contract over the judge allowed the divers can use a non apps or payments to get around the apple store fees. That's a big change. It's a big win. Epoch still filed an appeal because it didn't declare apple monopolised etc etc. It's a really interesting ruling and to me. Apple did when they were going in this direction anyway with their previous settlement the week before and more gherman who writes really well about apple was like look. It's not that much money for them. They were going in this direction. Anyway and most people will probably still pick. Apple is the payment system. So what do you think about mark. Gherman swanee guess is your dog walker now anyways Look this was. This is an interesting case of the media deciding. Wouldn't it be more interesting to say. Epic fail for apple right and the reality was it was probably more of a win for our it distills down to it. A lot of anti-trust lawyers on both sides of the issue will say that it being a monopoly as an illegal. It's abusing monopoly power. And what they've said is okay you've minder standing of the ruling is the judge has basically said you've invested a lot. You've done a good job. People get utility from this consumers. Clearly love it. They don't feel angry that they you know they. They have to wait for someone to come installed their cable between the hours of one and five and three months because you have a regulated monopoly. But what they've said is its monopoly abuse. You can continue to charge thirty percent. You can continue to have somewhere between fifty five and eighty five percent market share depending on how you calculated. But we can't do is when someone's downloaded the app. Then decide that all tail activity within the app. You get a commission on their saw that as monopoly
Apple vs Epic Games Lawsuit: Apple Must Allow Other Forms of in-App Purchase
"Us judge yvonne gonzalez rogers came back with her ruling in the epic games versus apple fight on friday her decision to seen by most as a win for apple. Not an outright win. More of a. It could have been a lot worse win. Basically apple has to lead developers put buttons and links and their apps to take customers to third party. Payment options effectively says a piece from tech crunch. The judge has ruled that apple cannot prohibit developers from adding links for alternative payments beyond apple's app store based monetization remember the deal apple made with lawmakers in japan for outside payments for reader apps. Yeah this is basically that but for every app that wants to take advantage. According to the ruling apple can no longer stop developers from one including in their apps and their meta data buttons external links or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms in addition to end up purchasing and to communicating with customers through points of contact obtained voluntarily from customers through account registration within the app. Not what apple would have wanted but again could have been worse. The app store might have been deemed a monopoly. It was not according judge gonzales rogers while the court finds that apple enjoys considerable market share of over fifty five percent and extraordinarily high profit margins. These factors alone. Do not show antitrust conduct. Success is not illegal with that bart apple was
Judge in Fortnite Case Loosens Apple’s Control Over App Store
"U s district court judge yvonne gonzalez rogers issued her decision in epic versus apple. The court found in favor of apple on all counts except with respect to a violation of california's unfair competition law. The court noted epoch breached his contract with apple by implementing an alternative payment system and is ordered to pay apple thirty percent of everything collected through the alternative system estimated to be around three point. Five million dollars. The judge also issued an order to apple that they are permanently restrained and enjoying from prohibiting developers from including in their apps and their metadata buttons external links or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms. The order does not take effect until december ninth and epic announced. It will appeal.
Apple Mostly Wins in Fortnite Trial, but Must Ease Payment Rules
"News. The epic versus apple trial on at eight covered. A bunch of it. We covered it very in depth. It had twists and turns. It had a lengthy digression into what the definition of a game is. We knew this was coming very soon. It's funny because there's an apple event on tuesday but friday morning the ruling doesn't hit first injunction against apple hits i the injunction says apple can't prohibit developers from linking to other kinds of payment systems and other stuff. We'll get into it but that's that's big news on its face. Then there's a ruling i would say. The ruling is for epic lost a bunch at explain the shape of the ruling to people. So at the very highest level the ruling is ruling both on epochs claims against apple which are antitrust related and then counterclaims. That apple made against epic which were mostly breach-of-contract related. So the really big thing that epochs been arguing is that iowa's ecosystem itself is an unlawful monopoly. Just sort of by existing in the state at does and that claim failed. There was the idea that ios locking down app distribution not allowing third party. Stores are not allowing side loading was a thing that apple was doing to lockout competition and was violating anti trust laws that also failed then related. There's an argument that apple had been doing been of self preferencing. It's own apps and creating a bunch of sort of pretexts to kick apps out of the app store also not illegal or not convincingly breaking antitrust law. There is apple. The idea that apple is illegally tying in-app purchases. Which were the thing like the box. The sort of central issue in the case To the rest of the app store and that they should have let people used in cell in-app purchases a sort of completely separate product That also failed
Judge loosens Apple's grip on app store in Epic decision
"A judge in California is loosening apple's grip on its app store federal judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled apple has been engaging in unfair competition and ordered the company to allow developers to insert links to other payment options besides its own within iPhone apps it would make it easier for app developers to avoid paying commissions to apple epic games the maker of fortnight call the fees price gouging but the judge didn't brand apple as a monopolist or require it to allow competing stores to offer apps for iPhones iPads and iPods she left the fee structure intact Fortnite was ousted from the app store after adding a non apple payment system to its app epic was ordered to pay apple nearly three point seven million dollars I'm at Donahue
Apple App Store Changes Fail to Stem Push for Overhaul Bill
"Peace offerings and settlements between apple and developers won't stop congressional moves against app stores couple of weeks ago apple announced a proposed settlement with smaller developers. Perhaps the biggest concession offered by apple was the one that would let developers use communications such as email to share information about payment methods outside of their ios app. A few days later apple settled with the japanese government that settlement included a pledge to let reader apps such as net flex and spotify. And who knows. Maybe some that actually involve reading under terms of the settlement apple will let reader apps include an in napa linked to their website for users to either setup or managing account and sign up using a non app store. Payment method will be possible according to a piece from macrumors. Maybe they think it's not enough. Maybe they just wanna look tough. Whatever the reason the piece from apple and cider has at least one. Us senator saying legislation up ending up stores. Run by apple and google will go forward last month. A bipartisan group of senators introduced the open up. Markets act speaking the bloomberg one of the. Bill's sponsors senator. Amy klobuchar democrat of minnesota. Said though apple is taken some small steps to respond to criticism of its anticompetitive conduct. They did not go. Nearly far enough there is growing momentum to pass the open up. Markets act to finally address apple and google twin monopolies. And i will continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get it done. You didn't ask but i'll tell you anyway. What annoys me is. They're gonna point to this as a thing that they got done
Apple Settles Class Action Lawsuit With App Developers
"Apple settled a hundred million dollar lawsuit time. Can you walk through. What was this lawsuit. And what was the settlement so apple there is a class action lawsuit from a variety of developers Who said that. The app store was monopoly. That apple was you know being unfair. It was an improper monopolization to the market. It was filed in twenty nineteen and apple is settled that wall street this week with one hundred million dollars settlement that includes clarifying. Some of its policy is about some rules on irs. They're making one hundred. Million dollar fund develop burs thirty million dollars of which is going to be used to pay lawyers. And if you're a smaller iowa's developer you'll you'll probably get some money out of this. They're also going to do things like not change. How app store works for minimum of. I think three years and they're going to keep the small business. The app store small business program which says that if you earn less than one million dollars a year you can apply to get fifteen percent cut your sales instead of thirty percent so that will stay unchanged for the next three years also in its current form which is if you make less than a million and you could do that the day that you go over and you know you make a million dollars once again. Subject to the thirty million a thirty percent cut so that's not changing in either direction And there will be more price points for apps so instead of selling app for like a dollar you'll be able to in theory sal for like a dollar fifty or a dollar eighty. There's like more than five hundred points coming right now. There's one hundred. So
Under-Pressure Apple Relaxes Payment Options for App Developers
"We have six colors own. Dan more in here with us today coming to us from boston. Which has way too many sister cities and won't give petaluma one. Hello dan i'm like i don't want you guys know that i make my pillow's so i can hold them up myself. Dad is smart programme. Yeah well speaking of being a pro which is the say going with. You are a pro when it comes to apple. And i wanted to talk to you actually a couple of things. This is interesting. Because i brought you in to talk about Apple and its plans for Allowing reader apps to link to their sites. But before we get to that. I think it's good to kind of establish a little bit of Of the environment right now and what's going on apple when it comes to the app store that could actually talk before that about apple's decisions when it comes to how it settled the class action lawsuit with developers sure. Yeah so apple got a it was involved in this class action lawsuit which is brought by a certain group of and essentially these developers were alleging that some of the ways to apple does businesses. Not exactly fair. So apple decided to settle this case. Obviously the developers agreed to that potentially in large part because chances of beating apple in a straight courtroom case was not going to work very well and so as a result they gained what i think. A lot of media companies framed sort of concessions from apple but which actually turned out to be things that were more like. Well we'll we're doing things this way and we promise we'll keep doing them this way for at least a little while. So there were very few actual changes to the policies. As a result of that. I think the biggest that sort of came out of it was there was one about letting developers use more price points Essentially being able to set their prices at more levels than apple had given the option before which is good for developers but also not bad for apple because apple still makes the cut no matter what that price point is
South Korea Bans Google, Apple Payment Monopolies
"A new bill that set to become law in south korea could put a dent in google. And apple's dominance over in-app purchases right now app developers who sell through the tech giant's app stores are required to use the company's in house payment systems which gives google and apple a cut of up to thirty percent of the sale but a bill passed yesterday by south korea's parliament would change that by allowing at makers to use other options for getting payments. It would be the first. Such law in the world. Though similar measures have been proposed in the us and europe apple and google have defended requiring the use of their payment systems. Apple says using other systems could increase the risk of fraud and privacy violations. Google says the commission's help keep its android operating system free.
Astra Stock Falls After Weekend Rocket Launch Failure
"Builder astra stock fell monday. After the companies launch attempt over the weekend failed following a problem at liftoff shares of astra fell nearly nineteen percent
Apple, US Developers Agree to App Store Updates
"News today. A kinder gentler app store late in the day on thursday apple issued a press release announcing changes that it hopes will subtle a class action lawsuit brought by smaller developers in the us according to the release the agreement clarifies developers can share purchase options with users outside of their ios app expense. The price points developers can offer for subscriptions in that purchases and paid apps and establishes a new fund to assist qualifying. Us developers going a bit more in depth points numerate it include keeping the current revenue split a fifteen percent to apple eighty five percent to developers making under a million dollars a year. The split stays thirty seventy for developers making over that amount with those terms set for the next three years. Search in the app store will continue to be based on objective characteristics like downloads star ratings text relevance and user behaviour signals that's at the request of developers according to apple and that is also for the next three years to give developers even more flexibility to reach their customers as apple. The company agrees developers can use communications such as email to share information about payment methods outside of their ios app. Customers have to agree to be reached by developers and must be able to opt out of such communication afterwards if customers go for a payment process outside of the app store apple takes no commission apple will also expand the number of price points available to developers force subscriptions in that purchases and paid apps while developers will continue to set their own prices. Apple will maintain the option for developers to appeal the rejection of an app based on perceived unfair treatment though it will add content. The app review website to help developers understand how the appeals process works.
Even Google Thinks Sideloading Apps on Android Is Horrible
"I stop actually. This came as kind of the second batch of revelations the first batch of revelation was that apparently google also doesn't think side loading is the best experience on android so that was the first major revelation to come out of this court case but then also like the most obvious thing that can come out of anything is like of course side loading the best experience. I'm sorry that was just super obvious. A yeah but i think the reason that came out is because they were using that as an argument for why epic should not put you know. It's it's fortnight game in its own little styling apps for situation it should go through the play store because that would be the best situation Well google has other ways to that It likes to compete. It pays device manufacturers to play nice so lg motorola and hmv global which is behind nokia. They're part of what was revealed to be called the premier device program. Now these premier devices there are basically mandated to make google services the defaults for all key functions of quote unquote that comes directly from the document which by the way the pdf is fully hosted on my article on gizmodo dot com. Anybody wants to go read through. I think it's like seventy pages something something long. It's long but basically this mandate me. If you're manufacturer it's part of this mandate you have to have ninety percent of your devices adhering to this premier device program so that means blocking apps with the ability to install. Pk's on the device except for the app stores that are designed for and it and managed by that respective manufacturer so for instance like the samsung galaxy. App stores would not You not go against this clause or lg had one. I kind of forgot that they had their own little app store that they put on their devices
An Apps Plan to Profit off Your Fear
"So can you first tell us a little bit about what citizen is and does citizen launched in two thousand sixteen. It was called vigilante at the time. Sort of sold itself as the opening up of the nine one one system. You could see what was going on around. You sold it as like you could then serve act on it. In a way that made people think they were encouraging people to be vigilantes. The name didn't help so it was banned from the app store and they relaunched as citizen in two thousand seventeen with a selling point as more of like this is just make people aware of the world around them. Basically the scrape nine one one off of like scanner information and then they visualize it so you open it and you can see where all the nine one one calls very easily on a map. Who know what they are and then people can go to the scenes or if they're already at like video photos whatever and comments and stuff like that. So it's a sort of community thing that just tells you all the batter weird emergency things that are happening in your neighborhood so we had vigilante and then that became citizen and now citizen is launching citizen protect. Tell us a little bit more about the new service. So susan protect is one of the ways that this company hopes to sorta monetize the the sa- free service that brings. It's a twenty dollars a month. Subscription service introducing citizen protect. Your protect agent is just one tap away if you enrolling it you have access to like protect agent and you can call upon that person if you need or think you might need emergency assistance. And then they can help you out. You can do that either through you know tapping the agent button on your app or you can swipe to enable something called protect mode so this actually sounds a bit like poison control. It's an someone you can call if you think you need help but don't know what you need but for twenty dollars a month i have to imagine. It's more sophisticated than that. Yeah i mean we have an app here so we're going to take advantage of all the things you can do from your phone. Technology gives you a protect mode. Which is the thing you know you swipe to enable you can either do something called distress detection which is where a i saw a person but a computer is like listening through your phones microphone for sounds of like screaming or something and then it will either ask you if you want to be connected to an agent or it will automatically connect you if you don't respond quickly enough
Snapchat Was Crashing for a Lot of People Again
"Than one hundred twenty thousand outages normally. We don't cover outages because they're always done by the the time we report him but a lot of folks thought snapchat had shut down so if you happen to be one no. it didn't snapchat tweeted. We're aware of an issue preventing some snap jeters from logging in just before seven pm and by eleven. Pm they had fixed. That's the way that stuff goes if you still can't log in though snapchat support is saying to update your app in the app store which is one of the reasons we want to cover this one if case you're still locked out.
What Is the 'Freedom Phone'?
"You may have heard some chatter about a freedom phone. Five hundred dollar hands at that. Supposedly focuses on free speech and privacy. There's so many red flags of lethal recommend boy in this device. Let's break it down. Jane this is your daily charge joining me again to discuss. The freedom phone is seen. That's on expert and fellow. Lego disease patrick colin. Welcome patrick readings greetings. My fellow brick brother. So you're on yesterday to talk about the galaxy fifty two which was a decent five hundred dollar android smartphone. And today we're talking about different. Five hundred dollar hand said. Tell me about this freedom phone man. We're laughing because it. I think you gotta look at it as the whole thing in two things and if you look at the whole thing it's a five hundred dollar phone. It's on preorder now. And there's virtually nothing we know about in terms of specs and other features that we would normally spend probably this whole podcast talking about then. There's the other side of it. Which is the name freedom. Phone and its tagline is that it will prioritize free speech and privacy above anything else. It's backed by a self-proclaimed. Bitcoin millionaire named eric feynman he's funding the phone and he claims that it's freedom. Oso's ios or android will protect your privacy and that the app store is uncensored unsinkable. As the word he uses and the app stores called the patriot store so There's a lot of big claims A lot of this is tied to the second part of the phone. which is clearly. It's tied to
Are Smart Phone Apps Ripping You Off?
"Both apple and google are being sued all over the place for how they run their stores. The app store the play store and what these two have been doing. Is they use their shared monopoly control over the ecosystem of phones to put up tollgates to rip you off a lot of cases. You're not even aware how much you're being ripped off their when you download an app that comes with this subscription or purchases. It's marked up an additional thirty percent for the toll that they have to pay the app. Developer has to pay to google or apple and this is so different than the era of the pc. The mac book the windows. Computer the chromebook that when you go to a website you use any function on your computer apple and google and the people who manufacturer chromebooks and all that they don't extract a toll and so the cost of anything you pay goes to who built that service now. This is a huge deal with apple self-dealing trying to rip people off on pandora and especially spotify to try to get iphone users to use apple music. It is true self-dealing where apple is able to grab all this money and google just as guilty in this area and microsoft who quietly has become one of the most valuable companies in the world again. I mean nobody really thinks about microsof- but microsoft has come up with a way to get around this on phones. That probably has google and apple. People furious where they've got a platform they've developed. Where on a phone. You'll be able to access things web-based that operate like apps and avoid the rip off thirty percent. Add on that you have to pay right now in the app store or in the play store and so no that with apps you're using that you're paying usually much more than you have to
States sue Google over mobile app store - Morning Briefing - Marketplace Minute - July 8, 2021
"Attorneys general of thirty six states and the district of columbia are suing alleging google engages in monopolistic practices. And it's mobile app store. The lawsuit says that's driving up. Prices for consumers google is seeking to dismiss the lawsuit and said in a statement that its android operating system is more open than
Dozens of States Target Google's App Store in Antitrust Suit
"Dozens of states are suing Google in an anti trust case targeting its app store the lawsuit filed in California targets Google's play store thirty six states and the district of Columbia allege Google's created an illegal monopoly deploying various tactics in anti competitive barriers making sure that it distributes more than ninety percent of the apps on android devices Google collects commissions of up to thirty percent this is the fourth major antitrust suit filed against Google since last October and Congress is looking into ways to reduce the grip that Google apple Facebook and Amazon hold on consumers I'm Jackie Quinn
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"It's test flight bundles and analytics those are all things that the mac app store does not have and they were all introduced on iowa us with iowa's eight and that's one of the things that really bugs me more than anything else is to think that all right not only do mac developers not have things that were introduced with iowa sate but they don't have the store that was revamped with i was eleven either were were several generations of of refresh behind here now from iowa switches to bat they don't have bundles at all in the mac but would i'd really like to see your bundles across platforms right why shouldn't there'd be a bundle for ulysses on on the mac and iowa us for instance or bear yet whatever heck that that guy but they do have subscriptions so that is something that they do of that and they have responses to to roll release hey so how would you like the the makeup so to change if you wearing charge what's the first thing a you would do to the makeup sir i i think i would burn the current mack upstream outer island all right that's uh that's a strategy i think i would get rid of it and i would combine it with i'll wes i don't get why they're separate and i think there's a hesitancy to cause confusion between versions of apps and things were for what platform there on but let's face it on the irs app store we've already got some of that confusion and it's been handled to varying degrees of success so we've got i message apps we've got apple tv apps we've got iphone only ipad only you know universe laps we've got quite a few different options on i was already i say just throw the mac apps in there too and you know apple ids if you ever gordon is settings you can see all your devices that are set up with that apple id and if someone doesn't have a mac that set up at their apple id maybe you could just high those apps so they're not even visible but but what i'd really like and we talked about it when we talk.
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"Is this the kind of app where i see features going that might but up against what's allowed amac app store and if so abide on the website because i don't wanna be in the situation where in butter on the mac app store and then somehow have to do some sort of complicated migration to the website version or i just have to bite again it's just it becomes a hassle at that point i think one of the problems that we should probably talk about right off the bat is sandbox in because if you remember when sandbox in was instituted it was not when the mac gap store came out or it was the rules were tightened after the mac app store open so that was what i think drove some initial developers away from the mac apps store apps it needs system wide file access like super duper for instance or bb at it they couldn't really survive in their current form on the makeup store right because basically send boxing is effectively is that the canal gsm at classic analogy that prevents apps from just doing anything they want on the system it's based on these set of entitlements basically all roads or capabilities that apps and need to declare and say hey i'm an app that i and i want to be able to added to tax files in your downloads folder and uh or i want to modify system volume or i want to access your wifi network and stuff like that and one send boxing walls announced by apple there was a lot of criticism and pushback by the developer community and i remembered that send boxing the head of the day after which apple will require send boxing on new mecca apps on the ops or the date was delayed a by at least a couple of times because you read it they couldn't figure out how to work with about labour's and ultimately some boxing was enforced any stealing place on the makeup store and i am convinced that the way that it's been designed and the fact that apps as i mentioned with.
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"Opera view that can spot these scott me products but instead search for something on the makeup source see what you find an it's a again very very sad state of affairs that's interesting i've i've had some experience with the use of the word four anap's because uh having written an app that's four the i tunes affiliate program after of you does look at that pretty carefully and they're very very careful to make sure that people use the word four but it sounds like these kind of these apps don't they may be didn't look beyond the the the title and and as to what the you know the app was actually doing one of the consequences and we're gonna get to some of the developer stuff in a second but what are the consequences of the problems we're talking about and one of the reasons it perpetuates itself in the store continues to stagnate is that there are a lot of apps lot amac apps that are never brought to the store because they can't for reasons were about to talk about or they just don't want to because there is for whatever reason it's not a good business decision i mean i having just done the my favorite matt gaps of 2017 article about a month ago i think of the forty apps that a featured i was surprised that more of a more on the app store the not i think there were about twenty five of them are so that we're actually on the app store but that's a still pretty goods it almost half of them were not available on the app store because either because from a technical standpoint they couldn't be or they had left the app store or they just decided that wasn't the place just that wasn't the best place to sell the software that's a that's an interesting point because it shows one of the advantages of the mac which is also possibly a problem for domecq cups or in that apple never remove the option to download and install software from trusted source he's on the mac you can use gatekeeper for example to make sure that you only get that you download suffer from the web that easa you know as a certificate from a trusted registered apple developer or of course.
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"With certificates that where expiring an unruly every app from the mek p store that if you try to launch an app on your mac that you previously bought from the mac up sort he would see embodied binary and i don't remember how that was fixed honestly maybe just sort of happened that over the air apple made a fix other member yeah i don't remember precisely what they did either but it will it had to do with certificates that had expired and so a date passed and nobody was watching the hate the mac app store and at broke it was so strange bug because it didn't affect every single app but it affected a lot of apps and one of the one of the ways to deal if it was to delete the app and start all over nri download it it's been circumstances like that and events like that that make you wonder if anybody israel there watching the store sometimes i don't know if he if you've seen this recently but it's been what i've noticed nfc a couple of people on twitter point is out he's a neutral end of this type of cami app for example apps for facebook up for what's up this is what they call them up for something and if you searched the makeup store is a bunch of app four microsoft word or opt for dienel in the best case you're basically buying like a web view wrapped into some kind of negative binary but he other cases did actual like scams an and it's so surprising to me that the staff can happen especially on them on the makeup store because i i mean the makeup sore doesn't get the same volume of new apps submissions as the irs apps or and so i would imagine that if the amac ups or gets at same the most optimistic scenario five hundred new ops a day which are highly dubbed while it let's say five hundred of the day i would imagine that there would be people.
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"If may be bundling system updates with apps in the same interfaces may be being a problem in terms of performance as for example now us you do not get the irs update our within the update tab of the apps or but on the mac you get system updates you get security updates and you get beta saw for updates from the makeup store and i have asked myself whether diseases may be a problem because it complicates things any makes the entire thing slow and prone to these problems yeah that's an interesting point and really thought about that but i mean the the issue of the of the spinners so bad that we had an article on and i was a year or two ago really is tj the walmart added how to fix that while how to get past the spinner yeah it's it's not great the other thing i found it is really hard to deal with and mrs just because of the way i have my apple ids are set up is that i have a separate apple id for mind stuff on the on the app store and for some reason the mac app store to log me out and because my email for both apple ids is very similar if i don't notice it defaults to my i cloud i d two login on the store and i've more than once logged in with wrong apple id and then bought software fortunately you can still use all that software doesn't make it unusable if you have to apple ids and download the software under each of them onto your on your mack but to get the updates you have to kind of login and log hour that and making sure terrible every time there's there's certain apps that i use fairly frequently that i unfortunately bought under my i cloudy male by mistake and then after slog out of my main story d and it's just it's just one of those things it's it's a it's kind of a bad user experience because it first of all shouldn't log me out just just randomly and second of all why it should defaulter whatever whatever i last used i think in terms of my my lagen i remember from a couple of years ago there was this problem.
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"Form whereas on the mac you buy something once and it's something that you use for work even though that's of course an idea that i don't fully um you know i agree with because people may also dworken ils but by guess the reasoning could be you just do not go to the mac up soar to say all let me see what seemed today i want to download a new game amac it's our like your downloading than the new google arts and culture selfie app or the new free gained from the top charts you go there may be every couple of months have or you know every every month and you see what's new and that's about it yeah i can see that on the other hand though that's to some degree a selffulfilling prophecy right because if if you let it stagnate then there's no reason for people to go and look at it in the first place and so they don't and it just kind of spirals out of control from that yeah i mean i was surprised when i opened it yesterday and i i mean i i mostly opened the amac app store to update absurd emi system i don't really browse at very often and when i look in saw the rectangles of apps or listed there were being featured they're all really great apps but they're not exactly new apps either these aren't apps that you know you go to i o s apps store and their stuff that was updated maybe it was yesterday mate was a week ago but it's really current and these games and abssador listed here they're all great apps but they they haven't been updated in awhile or if they have it's been a very minor update yeah i mean there's an none of the of the new editorial an content from ioc levin and immune structure of the irs apps or is all is currently present on the mac these diop store before before i us eleven and me at the difference is even is so apparent now that are now us you get these editorial approach to interviewing developers and telling stories around agriculture and highlighting you know for example tips and tricks for example today on the officer there's a there's a t pond.
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"Sms which are are basically m made the makeup sore stay considerably behind the irs ops or because over time as the irs up store gained new features for developers and for users and eventually last year even this major redesign demak up source you'll see stayed behind with an old design no new features for developers as we're gonna talk about and basically no visible changes for users right and and one of the things for me there was really telling when i was putting together some of the show notes for this episode was one of the last things i did was i just did a general search on mac stories for mac app store and the entire first page of results were stories about problems of the house zubair clear health i mean including a couple of those retrospectives were in there and and i think it's fair to save you look back at those articles a pretty significant portion of them were were dedicated to going over some of those issues in those are issues that has you said i mean you can go all the way back to your one year anniversary peace in 2012 and those issues some of these issues have been there since day one and just never been cleaned up but i thought what would brought this to mind for me in recent weeks was that bug that surfaced i think it was last week where you can go into the system preferences unimak and basically put in any password in order to get into the mac app store preferences that are typically locked if you're not logged in the adleman user and it's not like the worst bug compared to similar ones we've seen recently and it's been addressed in the latest beta but it made me start thinking about the neglect of the mac app store and it does it just really at this point it's hard not to see it as anything button neglect because these problems have been lingering for so long but i thought one of the first things we should talk about um is just the look and feel it at the design of the of the mac up store the basically there there was i think one single some mall.
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"Um but it is certainly a bit frustrating um that it c e the bet that there's and there's an epa a part of the app store that is just not viable for me to take advantage of that kiev would increase my visibility and you know maybe the end that's certainly lights at sea that is my problem with only because apple hartford fred to doing search adds like him up that they think they they're useful in there i'm glad they exist i think overall i if they'd went away decided that they were too that they decided they didn't want search has anymore i wouldn't be sad but it certainly is one of the the only kind of dan net downside of kind of the way that this of the app store changed and i think it they did the app store changes in innovate if anything in iowa may in in i was eleven made the searches this dads even bigger and slightly more prominent just because of the way they changed the layouts of everything so that's just one of those initials like one of those things but um yeah it is it's like a net win but that area is probably a much more marginal one for me are sort of wrap this up if you can pick like one number one wish list item four the app store in 2018 given a deal with that might be i would love to see to see apple further enhance the app analytics area especially around sources um i think that would be very helpful to get a bit more insight into like when someone's when they say like this percentage of my users are browse this percentage razors are search having some insight into what they were browsing for what they were searching for i think would be helpful um i like that i think that that's something that i certainly think of that would be it would be nice i think i will booed look forward to and think i'm timing of other like things that i would love i love when i was twelve and watch as five kmt for them to drop support for small devices because there's a couple of older devices that are making them make development.
"app store" Discussed on Under the Radar
"Unfair does not mean you disagree with the rules that that's a different situation so if you've been rejected for some way that you think is actually unfair unfairly the rules were not applied correctly that is usually worth filing the appeal and if that doesn't work then maybe going public with it as for arguable app store rejections vac that's a very broad that could be a lot of things if you keep hitting rules that are arguable maybe you should rethink what kind of apps you're trying to make because generally i recommend that you don't build a business or or attempt to build a business on living on the edge of rule it you know if you stay away from the edges of the rules or the vagaries or the exact interpretations of certain rules your general going to be happier and it's going to be easier to do business both you know immediately and going forward so those are generally that the things that generally you can affect bugs ap eyes and bad app store rejections and you know what you can change your take a number of different forms you know you can obviously you know without a rejections you can you can do the private appeal which i definitely recommend you do first those appeals often work i've heard a lot of stories from friends and other developers who who have appealed things and they do could overturn what's your experience with them on i have many experiences with that and in general i would say that is i've had usually we can come to some understanding on like often the deserve a i think that apple appreciates.
"app store" Discussed on MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks
"Whatever appellation outright muscle as with all of those systems you know those are sinking system so there there's a local copy of everything somewhere in i'm making sure that that is part of that you know triple tear backup strategy that i have so in a lot of ways i look at those clouds storage places as a almost like a fourth tier of backup right it's it's a fourth place where i have those files and things like that and those are out side of my control the question that i want to get to with you is it seems like more and more that apple and some of these companies are actually removing our ability to like they're saying oh just get everything to us will store in the cloud will take care of it for it for you and they're not even giving us an option to have local versions of those right it's just like oh this will be in the cloud just you know you can pull it down when you need it most specifically most recently my example of that is you know the removal of apps and the app store for my tunes twelve point seven rate part of my backup strategy um i use krona sink to back up my um my media you know files from i tunes in part of those meaty of ours is always been the mobile apps because it's wet after volkers pull apps that still work or whatever and so i've always had a strategy where i keep a copy of every like ipa file ever from from items and now with this this change apple is sort of said no you don't need to worry about that we have copies of all these apps you don't need to stir copies of them if you need them again you can just download them from us.
"app store" Discussed on Apple Byte: Extra Crunchy
"As the shifts the shift in the store the at asia take like fifty percent off if you're lucky it up for them dudes a stock it for you so the thirty percent deals like a lot of people but it's the oath easy to forget how how much worse it is back in the day and i would smaller the audience what really for absame people were paying rows must because it was just the small nisha like you know really dedicated people wanted to do things with computers priority iphone yeah was one of those people that spent way to money on those apps but on so joe i do have another question i may be just the current state of the app store or even for app developers omar the things that apple is done recently that you really liked or things that and also may be a little bit of both things that maybe they have done that you that you you're not really happy about yeah i mean i i think apples moving in the right directions for most things i mean obviously the technology gets better every year they gives more toys more things the play with more opportunities more great hardware that inspires people to buy our guerra and that want to go find software for it you know i i shake that you know an end over the years know they have given us a lot more stuff they're getting a stats now about our apps are sales and other be used other giving us better schools for marking a lotta people complain when they recently i don't know if you talked about on the show that the brady's prompts the official ratings drop of they've given us now instead of everyone running up their own solution for like a delight the apples rate is five learn the gave us the eu control or that people appointed by because it's not exactly the way i would have written it by a put this thing in my app i'm getting mobile it my reviews i've improved you know i'm getting more of them and more of them are five starts so.
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"Now i andrew too so overall mom i have some concerns as a sad about these apple luxury going to be able to pull this off what's going to happen with this separation of oxen games but i do believe that the basic idea is excellent these changes are amazing i honestly couldn't see apple doing this kind of messy redesigned for something that was arguably working pretty well because the is making apple and developers a lot of money but i appreciate that apple is is thinking outside the box here and saying look we are already making a toddler money and these sapser thing is working on pretty well four super sale and king another big name developers but we actually want bring the humanities into the aps or and we want to tell stories and we want to put emphasis on developers their stories wanadoo interviews wanna do video and we wanna feature these new business models we want to encouraged developers to try in purchases to try subscriptions up previews universal apps all of these different and new models sowing away it's both apple and the ops or here if fields like it's both old and new like it's the old type of content its articles and videos and interviews but with a new design and with the focus on new models new ways to enjoy and support your favorite apps and if these works i think it's going to be excellent yeah i agree with the new layout is absolutely fabulous i love the design and it just makes everything feel a lot less cluttered and i get the fact that i mean we did hear some people who are concerned about the lord density app store because they'll be fewer when you open up the app there will be fewer apps their obvious to you when you first opener up but i think in the end it is a good thing because i think it's good for the consumers because less cluttered when they go there and they can they'll probably more likely to explore but as long as this is better for users of the app i think in the end it's going to be better for developers as well.
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"There i think so to finally search we mentioned basically everything is going to be searchable the so you can search for stories secret search for category seen approaches purchases developers even collections and i want to focus on these last one are been arguing for so many years that apple should have found a way to let people search for apps by theme so if i'm some one dozen no dozen read max always you really should but if we if you don't read mexico's you dan you're not familiar with apps i go to the apps or a right into the search box tax senators right i dunno any specific name i just didn't know what the the type of apple i'm looking for i don't know the product names and upon us so many of these collections like great tech senators or apps were riders or apps were freelancers you know right now these are going to be searchable and i think it's a great idea because it lets people find stuff based on how people actually look for this stuff yeah i i think that's a great point because the app store editorial team has done a lot of work over the years creating those types of collections they're just very hard to surface without search because there are a handful of them will show up on the front page but the older ones just get buried but there are a lot of good apps and they're still so it remains to be seen eve the ops or search is actually going to be able to show you at the moment that they come out of the problem of cashing when a new apple renew gamee's released you need to wait a few hours before he show shows up in the in the ops or search but the fact that now you can find all these content in search and you don't have to navigate through every single sector of pages certainly i think that's a that's a great change.
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"I think it's a positive change i think the filosof icl separation of obscene games makes a lot of sense i want to see how apple role when apple roads dissolved watered slight what is going to be like in practice am i just got open the app store for games emma going there to brass hikari goris for other apps i'm reading tree thanks to water minder for supporting apps stores water minor helps you track your daily water intake with a simple visual interface that makes it easy to lawyer progress with iowa salah choice apps water minder is always close by ready to record how much you've been drinking each day water minders customize will includes achievements to motivate you to drink more and let's you share your progress with your friends download water minder today with the app store lincoln the show nuts thanks again to water minder for supporting app stories the other change either major changes to the product pages themselves in here we've got a lot of information that developers can provide we've actually got for the first time subtitles to app names which is effectively been going on for a long time because there's so many apps that everybody 'cause there ap i dunno like overcast a podcast player you i kind of that that kind of thing and now there's an official field for the mit edna meditative four for a subtitle and both title and the subtitle can be thirty characters long at the longest which gets rid of those spare me keyword titles that we had for a long time in the app store which is a good thing i thank yet that super nice i'm looking at the app section now and one example he's breaker which is a podcast stab and the subtitle which is separate from them from the main up name says these cover new podcasts or touch retouched the photos so it's it's a nice combination of years the app name and years a brief description of what these up does so you it's nice.
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"Think about apple basically assembling a team of bloggers and i mean that in a funny way it's actually what is happening here because if you look at the stories wrote daddy's that that is the definition of basically being a blogger it's short form content in a written forum chronologically organized yet because you can go to the to the tab you can see all the different days you can scroll through you can see all let me see what apple published on monday for example so that is a blog basically doesn't have a feed i'm not sure he will have a web presence i think it all be limited to the app store on ios and maybe on actions but that is a blog basically very nice lukin apple from a design perspective the the design language with the card uri the bold some francisca fawns the use of callers the use of rich graphics it's beautiful i really think apple did an excellent job with syrup taking some elements from apple news apple music bud optimizing them for yasser but aside from the potential problems i do believe this is a fantastic idea and i just want to say i'm super surprise apple is doing these because of all the things that could have imagined apple doing with the officer this re basically a relaunch i to say the relaunching the or we the focus on people and uman editors riding content and telling people why absari important that to me is awesome and i'm generally surprised whether or not it's gonna work i tend to believe it's gonna work because it's apple and they have a lot of money and they can find people.
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"For the rest of forever i guess if this works here now i even if it was just one story yes is a massive undertaking because on top of because it's not even just that they're doing this with the app store they're doing it with each apstar they're they're doing it in multiple locations i don't know that the role in this out to every single country that has an app store ob the box but they are planning to do different articles in different regions of the world that are culturally relevant to that region so we're really talking about not just a team in cupertino writing about the us app store for instance were talking about multiple team spread out across the world who are presumably writing for how europe and asia and maybe at some point specifically italy versus germany or or whatever yeah and i mean this this is such a different it feels like a different apple from the the company the used to manage the gaps or until a few years ago in in in a way that maybe this sense crazy but in a way you know there's been a lot of speculation about apple creating getting into contin creation apple getting into regional videoproduction said of launching doron netflixing and dipping doing that to an extent you could say would apple music plan of the ap's with the the new carpool karaoke issues but to me these app store beano apple assembling these kind of a dettori team these fields to me like the actual debuted of apple into canton creation it's basically like a magazine from apple like like you said like attack blog on the front page of the officer then this feels like everything every single part of this is done by apple it's not like plan of the absolute it's at production or copper karaoke the bought the rights to the show this is all done internally from apple by apple across multiple regions across multiple teams and.
"app store" Discussed on AppStories
"Featured the game heavily under new apps or so if you're running a us eleven go to the ops or go to to the today tab and you will see you will get your what apple wants to do there's a for example one of their stories is these world premiere of the art of the possible and it's basically an article story that combines video screen shots quotes and taxed to describe what modern in is and really all of this changes come to the to the tab put a heavy focus on cooperation from apple a daily commitment to coming up with stories coming up with interviews coming up with collections and to provide those to millions of users every day and at the same time apple is also revising the overall structure of the app store the officer is gonna be split into two parts games and apps they're going to be separate the gonna have their own front pages the going to have their own top charts and they're gonna be in two distinct places in the navigation of the ops or and finally search being completely revamped in addition to searching for apps and bundles i guess you can now also search for stories you can search for categories you can search for all of these in approaches which is autism through talk about all of these elements revolving around apps are now search trouble indexed and available directly into an apps product page it's a massive massive change for the app store and.