At the Postback conference last week in Seattle, Apple’s vice president of advertising Todd Teresi sat down with TUNE to discuss the company’s continued efforts in analytics and and mobile measurement. Teresi discussed how Apple plans to continue working with developers to improve metrics in the App Store, and more.
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App Store Stories July 17
Apple details new ‘Customer Support’ role in iTunes Connect for responding to App Store reviews
In a post on its official developer blog, Apple this evening outlined a new Customer Support role that is now available on iTunes Connect.
App Store Stories July 15
Update: When reached for clarification, Apple said “This is not a new guideline. We have never allowed apps on the App Store that are designed to interfere with the performance or capabilities of other apps.” It also said it would remove other apps that offer features that block advertising in third-party apps if they “may have snuck on to the App Store.” Apple added, “We have always supported advertising as one of the many ways that developers can make money with apps.”
Apple has seemingly recently shifted its policy regarding adblock apps on the App Store. The company, according to the developer of several major adblock apps that reached out to 9to5Mac after its app updates were rejected, has reversed its policy on VPN-based adblock applications, which install certificates on the device itself to block advertisements both in Safari and in other third-party applications.
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App Store Stories July 6
Instagram introduces photo and video replies for Stories
Instagram is today adding new functionality to its Stories feature that will allow users to reply with photos and videos. Head below to learn how to use the new feature.
App Store Stories June 28
myChevrolet iPhone app adds Apple Watch support, ‘Energy Awareness’ for Bolt EV, Touch ID & more
The myChevrolet app for iPhone gets a big update today that brings a handful of new features to drivers with supported vehicles, including a new ‘Energy Awareness’ feature for Bolt EV owners and support for Apple Watch.
App Store Stories June 24
A report earlier this week detailed Apple’s efforts to remove spam and copy-cat apps from the App Store, and one area the company specifically seems to be targeting is China. As noted in a new report from People.cn, Apple has removed around 58,000 Chinese apps from the App Store over the last two weeks, a drastic increase compared to normal.