App Store Stories July 23

After a lot of back and forth and Apple rejecting Facebook’s standalone iOS app version of its gaming service, the social media platform has followed in the footsteps of Microsoft and launched a web app of its young gaming platform for iPhone and iPad.

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App Store Stories July 20

App Store Connect gets new ‘Tax Category’ to assign taxes for different content and regions

Apple on Tuesday introduced a new feature called “Tax Category” to App Store Connect, which is the platform used by developers for submitting apps to the App Store. With this new option, developers can easily determine taxes for different content or regions.

App Store Stories July 19

Apple on Friday removed the Fakespot app from the iOS App Store. Fakespot, which is a service for filtering and hiding fake product reviews on Amazon, launched its iOS app last month, but now, the app has been taken down following a request from Amazon itself.

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App Store Stories July 9

Apple expands universal App Store + Apple Store gift cards to Canada and Australia

Last year in the US, Apple overhauled its gift cards taking them from two separate products to a single one that works with the App Store/iTunes Store and Apple Stores. Now the new Apple Gift Cards have launched in Canada and Australia.

App Store Stories July 7

A new study has been published that aims to show how popular Apple and Google’s first-party apps are and to specifically make the case that they limit competition as they’re preinstalled. The Verge got an exclusive look at the study that was paid for by one of Apple and Google’s biggest critics. However, Apple says the study was “seriously flawed.”

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App Store Stories July 3

In a new interview, Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of worldwide developer relations, and Andreas Wendker, Apple’s vice president of tools and frameworks engineering, talk about the new tools developers have available after WWDC21.

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