Posts Tagged ‘AppStore’
There’s An App For Everything Except For YouTube.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 August 2012 05:43 Written by Laddie13 Wednesday, 8 August 2012 05:43
Apple has confirmed that the Google owned YouTube will not be making an appearance in the upcoming iOS 6 update. Monday Apple released a new version of iOS 6 beta to developers and suspiciously YouTube was missing. First this was thought to have been a bug but just like Google Maps the app for YouTube has been removed permanently. An Apple spokesperson gave the following reason, “Our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended, customers can still use YouTube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new app to be on the App Store.”
Crashing And Malicious Apps Plague Apple
Last Updated on Friday, 6 July 2012 06:43 Written by Laddie13 Friday, 6 July 2012 01:00
If you have updated any iOS or Mac apps in the past few days you may be experiencing some crashing upon launching certain apps. This is being caused by an issue with Apple’s App store where the application file has become corrupted. Instapaper‘s developer Marco Arment was first to report of the problem after receiving several complaints that the latest update to the Instapaper App for iOS was crashing as soon the app was opened. Arment double checked the code he submitted to Apple but found nothing wrong with it. Soon other developers discovered that their app files were being corrupted as well. The corruption was seemingly happening after being submitted to Apple and before it was released to the public. Many Apps including Angry Birds Space, Yahoo! Search, Maps 3D and of course Instapaper were affected.
Gamefly Wants To Conquer The Mobile App Industry
Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2012 02:29 Written by Laddie13 Friday, 25 May 2012 02:17
Gamefly, the video game subscription service, announced that they will begin publishing iOS and Android titles possibly as early as this summer. They will also be launching the Gamefly Gamestore which they hope to be a direct competitor to Amazon’s App Store and the Play Store. The Gamestore will be gaming oriented and should be ready some time in the fall.
If you are an aspiring dev who could use a hand in seeing your mobile creation come to life, Gamefly will be paying it forward by setting aside a fund to assist the starving mobile app developer. If you need a hand in creating the next Angry Birds, the company is currently accepting submissions. The following press release will fill you in on all the details after the break…
Apple not happy with some apps using Dropbox, smites them.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 03:01 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 2 May 2012 03:01
Apple has a mad on for Dropbox it seems. They recently started nuking any apps that include the Dropbox SDK from the App Store. We’re not talking Dropbox itself here, we’re looking at any app that allows you to sync up with Dropbox. Apps that collate data and save it outside your mobile device, productivity apps that allow users to save their work in the cloud and let others contribute, games that backup your info, etc. It’s a nice, tidy list of possibilities if you sit back and think about it.
The reason behind the hammering? Because they include a link back to the Dropbox website! Oh no, the horrors! It seems the company is none too happy with the fact that this enables users to sign up for more Dropbox space without first making sure Apple gets its ~30% cut. The link is especially irksome to the Cupertino folks as it directs users without Dropbox already running to the external site to sign up for the service. The one most people will pick the free version of. So sayeth Apple:
We found that your app provides access to external mechanisms for purchases or subscriptions to be used in the app, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines.
Specifically, your app enables to user to create accounts with Dropbox and Google.