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Apple Confirms Family Sharing for In-App Purchases and Subscriptions is Now Available

Apple yesterday quietly expanded its Family Sharing App Store functionality, adding a new App Store toggle that allows family members to share in-app subscriptions with one another. Apple today confirmed that the functionality has now rolled out and that it's also applicable to in-app purchases. In an update for developers, Apple says that it's now possible for them to enable Family Sharing for auto-renewable subscriptions and non-consumable in-app purchases, allowing all members of a family ...
Tags: Apple, App Store, App Store Apple, Apple Developer Program


Family Sharing for App Store Subscriptions Now Available

iPhone and iPad users who share apps with their families through Apple's Family Sharing feature can now share subscription apps as well. In the App Store settings under "Subscriptions," there's a "Share New Subscriptions" setting that appears to be enabled automatically, allowing subscription apps to be shared among family members. The new option is available on the current release version of iOS, iOS 14.2. Apple announced subscription sharing options as part of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS ...
Tags: Apple, App Store, Ryan Jones


Developers can now enroll in Apple’s “Small Business Program” for reduced App Store fees

Just a few weeks back, we learned that Apple would be launching an “App Store Small Business Program” that would reduce its fees from 30% to 15% for developers earning less than $1M per year from the App Store. That program is starting to roll out now, with Apple opening up the enrollment process just this morning. Apple outlines the program here, with a few things standing out: It’s open to both new developers and existing developers who made less than $1M this year across all of their ap...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, App-store


Apple Now Letting Developers Enroll for Reduced 15% App Store Fees

Apple in November announced a new App Store Small Business Program that lowers App Store fees for small business owners and independent developers to 15 percent, down from the standard 30 percent. The program is set to launch on January 1, 2021, and as of today, eligible developers are able to sign up. Apple has launched an App Store Small Business Program website that has all of the information that developers need to know, along with signup tools. The program is open to all developers who e...
Tags: Apple, Featured, App Store, Small Business Program, App Store Small Business Program


Apple Names Disney Plus the Apple TV App of the Year

Apple recognized Disney Plus as the best Apple TV app of 2020 — an award capping a year of monster growth for the Mouse House’s streaming service. Disney Plus also was the No. 3 most-downloaded free iPhone app of the year globally, behind Zoom and TikTok, and the No. 2 free iPad app after Zoom, […]
Tags: Apple, News, App Store, Mouse House, Disney Plus, Apple Names Disney


Apple releases its ‘Best of 2020’ App Store winners and most downloaded apps of the year

Apple today released its highly anticipated annual list of the best apps and games of 2020. As in previous years, App Store editors selected the winners based on factors like the app’s quality, creative design, usability and use of Apple technology, among other things. The “Best of 2020” winners this year include a number of apps that helped people transition to a life spent at home. For example, home workout app Wakeout! won iPhone App of the Year, while Zoom snagged the top spot as the iPad...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Apps, Hong Kong, Australia, Tech, Nba, Minecraft, App Store, Delhi, Beirut, Plague Inc, Mac App, Phil Schiller, Trump


Apple says these were the best apps of 2020, including Zoom, 'Legends of Runeterra,' and 'Pokemon Go'

Best app award. Apple Apple picked the top 15 apps of 2020. The picks were based on which apps made this year easier, from games to remote work tools. Each winner will get a custom engraved aluminum award. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple released its annual end-of-year roundup, highlighting some of the best apps of 2020. Noting the unique challenges of this year, with a pandemic forcing people to stay home and connect virtually more than ever, Apple chose apps tha...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Video Games, Trends, Tech, Features, Un, Apple Watch, Npr, App Store, Zelda, Zoom, Riot Games, Phil Schiller, Apple Apple


Dairyland Auto Insurance: Our Take (2020)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Dairyland Review In Our Opinion: Dairyland is worth looking into if you are seeking nonstandard or SR-22 insurance. It has a variety of discounts and is currently offering policies in 37 states. Industry Standing: 75 Availability: 90 Coverage: 80 Affordability: 80 Customer Service: 90 Online Experience: 85 Pros: Variety of...
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Wakeout! Named Apple's Best App of 2020, While Zoom Earns the Title for Best iPad App

Apple today shared its App Store Best of 2020 winners, highlighting its picks for the top iOS, iPadOS, and macOS apps and games released over the course of the year. Apple's iPhone App of the Year award went to Wakeout!, which is a family friendly exercise and movement app that encourages people to complete easy exercises while at home. Apple's iPad App of the Year was Zoom, which soared in popularity due to the number of people working and learning from home this year. Apple's ‌iPhone‌ Game...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Disney, App Stores, App Store, Mac App, Phil Schiller, Runeterra, Wakeout, Sneaky Sasquatch Apple


U.S. shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8M installs

Many U.S. consumers spent this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from home on mobile devices. That led to first-time installs of mobile shopping apps in the U.S. to break a new record for single-day installs on Black Friday 2020, according . The firm estimates that U.S. consumers downloaded approximately 2.8 million shopping apps on November 27th — a figure that’s up by nearly 8% over last year. However, this number doesn’t necessarily represent faster growth than in 2019, which also saw...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Google Play, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Business, Shopping, Marketing, Nike, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping


US shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8M installs

Many U.S. consumers spent this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from home on mobile devices. That led to first-time installs of mobile shopping apps in the U.S. to break a new record for single-day installs on Black Friday 2020, according . The firm estimates that U.S. consumers downloaded approximately 2.8 million shopping apps on November 27th — a figure that’s up by nearly 8% over last year. However, this number doesn’t necessarily represent faster growth than in 2019, which also saw...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Google Play, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Business, Shopping, Marketing, US, Tech, Nike, Walmart, E-commerce


BlueMail Antitrust Case Against Apple Dismissed

An antitrust lawsuit leveled at Apple by Blix Inc. has been dismissed by a federal judge, in what appears to be a major setback for developers accusing Apple of malpractice with its App Store (via Bloomberg). BlueMail was removed from the Mac App Store in June 2019 after Apple found the app to be in violation of several ‌App Store‌ Review Guidelines, including "proposing to override basic data security protections which can expose users' computers to malware that can harm their Macs and threa...
Tags: Apple, Lawsuit, App Stores, Antitrust, App Store, Mac App Store, Stark, U S District Court for the District of Delaware, Blix, Leonard P Stark, BlueMail, Patent lawsuits, BlueMail Antitrust Case Against Apple, Blix Inc, Bloomberg BlueMail, Mac App Store Blix Inc


Daily Crunch: Facebook acquires Kustomer for $1B

Facebook makes a billion-dollar acquisition, we learn more about Twitter’s Clubhouse-style feature and Moderna applies for emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine. This is your Daily Crunch for November 30, 2020. The big story: Facebook acquires Kustomer for $1B Kustomer says it can give customer service teams better data and a more unified view of the people they’re interacting with. So with this acquisition, Facebook can improve its offerings for businesses that have a presence ...
Tags: Apple, Social, Facebook, Fcc, Maryland, Tech, Netflix, Fda, App Store, Biden, TechCrunch, Josh Elman, Pai, Ajit Pai, Elman, Moderna


With an eye for what’s next, longtime operator and VC Josh Elman gets pulled into Apple

Josh Elman is moving over to Apple, he announced on Twitter today, saying he will be focused on the company’s App Store and helping “customers discover the best apps for them.” Asked for more details about his new role, Elman referred us to Apple, which confirmed his employment but declined to offer more, including about his new title. (This is typical operating procedure for the tech giant.) Certainly, Elman has plenty of experience with fast-growing technologies and popular apps in parti...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Stanford, Tech, App Store, Zazzle, Greylock, Josh Elman, RealNetworks, Twitter Perhaps, Elman, Houseparty


This Week in Apps: Snapchat clones TikTok, India bans 43 Chinese apps, more data on App Store commission changes

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications, and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with  204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People now spend three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re also a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a  $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those wi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Microsoft, Washington, China, India, Samsung, Tech, Paypal, Developers, Snapchat, Nintendo, Microsoft Office


No-code development platforms to create your own mobile apps: A Collection.

Always wanted to create your own apps, but struggled with coding? Worry not. We have compiled a collection of NoCode platforms that help you create your own apps. A no-code app development platform that uses a visual development environment to allow anyone to create their apps without the need to learn any programming language. It allows you to use methods such as drag-and-drop and adding application components to build a complete application for different platforms. While it may have seemed lud...
Tags: Business, App Store, Product Management, Kintone, Betty Blocks, Nocode, Like Appy, Quixy Quixy, Betty Blocks Betty Blocks, Kintone Kintone, Xpoda, Adalo


Apple Shares Praise From Developers Happy With 15% App Store Fee Cut

Apple last week announced the launch of a new App Store Small Business Program that will see the company lowering its ‌App Store‌ fees for small business owners and independent developers. On January 1, 2021, all developers who earn less than $1 million from the ‌App Store‌ will pay a 15 percent commission to Apple instead of the standard 30 percent. Apple today shared a press release that has a long list of quotes from app developers who are pleased with the changes. Apple has said that the ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Reddit, App Store, Machiavelli, Tim Sweeney, App Store Apple, David Heinemeier Hansson, Small Business Program, Christian Selig, Apple Developer Program, Curtis Herbert


Apple Reminds Developers to Submit Privacy Info for 'Nutritional Label for Apps' Feature

Apple today reminded developers to submit privacy information for their apps using App Store Connect, with that info set to be used for a new privacy label feature that will be added to each ‌App Store‌ app. Apple announced the new privacy feature during WWDC, and it will see apps providing specific details on the information that is collected from users when an app is downloaded. Apple has likened the privacy feature to a nutritional label for apps, and developers are required to self-report...
Tags: Apple, App Store, Apple Developer Program, App Store Connect


Apple Shutting Down App Store Connect From December 23 to December 27

Apple shuts down App Store Connect for a week around the holidays each year in an effort to give ‌App Store‌ staff time off from work. This year, ‌App Store‌ Connect will be unavailable from December 23 to December 27. With ‌App Store‌ Connect unavailable, Apple will not accept new apps or app updates, so all pricing changes and new app submissions need to be locked in before those dates for developers who want to offer discounts or new app content over the December holidays. Developers usuall...
Tags: Apple, App Store, App Store Connect


Apple Extends Deadline Requiring Apps Offering Virtual Group Events to Use In-App Purchases

Apple in September tweaked its App Store rules surrounding in-app purchase requirements for realtime experiences, and as a result, apps that offer virtual events for more than a single person must use in-app purchases. Apple was originally requiring apps to comply starting in December 2020, but the deadline has now been pushed out until June 30, 2021.As the world fights COVID-19, we recognize that adapting experiences from in-person to digital continues to be a top priority. Although apps are...
Tags: Apple, Airbnb, App Store, Classpass, App Store Review, App Store Review Guidelines, Apple Developer Program, App Store App Store Review Guidelines Apple


Top Stories: Apple M1 Macs and HomePod Mini Launch, iOS 14.2.1 Bug Fixes for iPhone 12, App Store Fee Changes (mac rumors)

It was a week full of unboxings this week, with Apple's new M1-based Macs and the HomePod mini making their way into customers' hands for the first time. We're seeing impressive performance from all of the new products, and it'll be super interesting what Apple is able to do with its higher-powered Macs as the transition to Apple Silicon continues. This week also saw the release of a special iOS 14.2.1 update for the iPhone 12 lineup to address a few early bugs on those devices, and Apple...
Tags: Apple, News, Intel, MacBook Air, App Store, MacRumors Apple, App Store Apple, Google Home, MacRumors Staff, MacRumors Newsletter Each, Apple Silicon, Apple Silicon Macs, Siri HomeKit


This Week in Apps: Apple slashes commissions, Twitter launches Fleets, warnings about Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Instagram, Supreme Court, Australia, Washington Post, Youtube, Ipo, Tech, Eu


Top Stories: Apple M1 Macs and HomePod Mini Launch, iOS 14.2.1 Bug Fixes for iPhone 12, App Store Fee Changes

It was a week full of unboxings this week, with Apple's new M1-based Macs and the HomePod mini making their way into customers' hands for the first time. We're seeing impressive performance from all of the new products, and it'll be super interesting what Apple is able to do with its higher-powered Macs as the transition to Apple Silicon continues. This week also saw the release of a special iOS 14.2.1 update for the iPhone 12 lineup to address a few early bugs on those devices, and Apple ann...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Intel, Top Stories, MacBook Air, App Store, MacRumors Apple, App Store Apple, Google Home, MacRumors Newsletter Each, Apple Silicon, Apple Silicon Macs, Siri HomeKit


Apple Defends Delay of iOS 14 Feature Limiting App Tracking, Blasts Facebook

Earlier this year, human rights and privacy groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Human Rights Watch wrote to Apple, asking why it was delaying the introduction of a feature that would force apps to receive explicit opt-in from iPhone users before tracking them. Apple responded, according to BloombergRead more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, Advertising, Antitrust, Ads, Feuds, Tracking, App Store


10 things in tech you need to know today

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Roblox is going public. The gaming platform has skyrocketed in popularity since the start of the COVID...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, UK, Softbank, Trends, Canada, Fidelity, App Store, Costco, American Airlines, Nordic, Masayoshi Son, Facebook Google, RCS, Amazon Alexa


Google Stadia Is Coming To iOS Officially As a Web App

Google's Stadia game-streaming service, which has been limited to Android phones, computers and TVs, will launch for the iPhone in the coming weeks. The Verge reports: Google on Thursday announced iOS support for its Stadia cloud gaming service, following in the footsteps of Microsoft in turning to the mobile web to circumvent Apple's App Store restrictions. Google says it has been building a progressive web app version of Stadia that will run in the mobile version of Apple's Safari browser, sim...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tech, Nvidia, App Store


Google is circumventing Apple's ban on video game streaming apps with a web-based version of Stadia

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai introduced Google Stadia back in March 2019. Getty Images Google is circumventing Apple's App Store policies to launch its video game streaming service on iPhones and iPads. Google Stadia will work on Apple devices through a "progressive Web application," which is to say you can access it through your web browser rather than through a dedicated app. Apple says video game streaming apps like Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass and Google's Stadia violate App Store publishi...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Trends, Netflix, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Phil Spencer, Stadia, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Video Game Streaming


Google Bringing Stadia Cloud Gaming Service to iOS Through Web App

Google today announced that Stadia, its cloud gaming service, will be coming to iPhone and iPad in the near future through an upcoming web app. Since launch, Google has not been able to bring Stadia to iOS devices because of Apple's restrictions on cloud gaming services. Apple in August said that cloud gaming services were allowed on the App Store, but that each individual game must be submitted to be reviewed by Apple's ‌App Store‌ team. Submitting hundreds of games to the ‌App Store‌ is so ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Nvidia, App Store, Luna, Fortnite, Google Bringing Stadia Cloud Gaming Service


'A cynical ploy to divide and conquer': Apple's big App Store fee cut enraged its biggest adversaries in its developer war, including Spotify and Epic Games

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Apple announced Wednesday it was cutting the usual 30% commission it takes on App Store in-app payments to 15% for small developers. This enraged Spotify, Match Group, and Epic Games, all of who have been fighting with Apple over the 30% fee and have accused the company of abusing monopoly power. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney called the move a "cynical ploy to divide and conquer." Spofiy said in a statement to Business Insider that Apple's change ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Eu, New York Times, In-app Purchases, App Store, Cto, Match Group, Epic Games, Sweeney, Machiavelli, Tim Sweeney, David Heinemeier Hansson, Sensor Tower