All items tagged with "App Store"

Got ‘Android’ in your screenshot? You’ll find an app rejection in your inbox

Squint hard enough and you should see it.

Squint hard enough and you should see it.

An iOS developer claims the latest version of their app has been rejected by Apple solely because a screenshot dared to mention the forbidden word “Android.”

It’s hardly noticeable — you’ll need to squint to see it — but Apple allegedly wants it gone just in case it reminds iPhone and iPad users that other platforms are available.

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Why the iPhone 6s may be the best ‘s’ yet, this week on The CultCast

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This week: Why the iPhone 6s could be the best “s” update yet; Nintendo promises five top-notch titles coming to iOS; the paltry earnings of top Mac App Store apps; and just when we thought we’ve seen it all … a new iPhone accessory helps you deal with your major gas issues.

Our thanks to Automatic for supporting this episode. Plug Automatic into your car’s data port, and their beautiful app will show you where you parked, how to save fuel with tips based on your actual driving, and even diagnose and turn off your car’s check engine light.

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Why the iPhone 6s may be the best ‘s’ yet, this week on The CultCast

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You’ll never guess how little a Top 10 Mac app makes per day

The Mac App Store isn't a goldmine like iOS. Photo: Apple

The Mac App Store isn’t a goldmine like iOS. Photo: Apple

How much profit do you think you’d make per day if you coded a Top 10 paid app in the Mac App Store? $10,000? Maybe even $20,000 a day?

While the iOS App Store has been a gold mine for developers, the paychecks aren’t nearly as fat on OS X. Sam Soffes is an app developer whose Mac app Redacted reached No. 8 top paid in the United States and No. 1 top paid in Graphics at the end of launch day. It also sat at the top of Product Hunt with 538 votes.

All those eyeballs surely meant big bucks, but when friends on Twitter tried to guess how much Soffes had raked in — the average guess was $12,460.67 — the real number was much, much lower.

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Master Apple Watch App development for only $19 with the WatchKit Course [Deals]

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Unlock the secrets of developing apps for the Apple Watch for only $19 with the Mammoth Interactive WatchKit Developer Course from Cult of Mac Deals. Saving 93% on the retail price, you’ll learn how to create a variety of essential app types, showing you how to get the most out of the technology and kick-start your development future.

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Developers are pumped about Apple’s new App Analytics service

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Today Apple gave access for developers to try its new App Analytics tool for the App Store. Originally announced last year at WWDC, developers can now use Apple’s analytics service to track everything from how people find their apps to how long they use them.

Based on early reactions, developers are pretty excited.

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Apple begins rolling out Watch section of App Store

Photo: Apple

Photo: Apple

Ahead of the Apple Watch’s release tomorrow, Apple has started rolling out a special section of the App Store for the device.

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Apple rejects iOS apps that support the Pebble watch

With Apple Watch on the way, Pebble gets its nose pushed out. Photo: Pebble

With Apple Watch on the way, Pebble gets its nose pushed out. Photo: Pebble

Apple has begun rejecting iOS apps that support Pebble, the immensely popular and more affordable alternative to Apple Watch.

One developer received an email to say that their app, SeaNav US, was no longer welcome in the App Store because it mentions the Pebble — a third-party mobile platform — in its description.

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WhatsApp voice calling comes to iPhone along with iOS 8 share extension

WhatsApp voice calling has arrived on iPhone. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp voice calling has arrived on iPhone. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp is no longer just an instant messaging service. In a new update now rolling out to users on iOS, the company is introducing new voice calling capabilities that allow you to phone family and friends anywhere and at no extra cost.

The update also brings an iOS 8 share extension and other new features and improvements.

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App Store’s ‘Explore’ feature powered by Apple startup acquisition

Could Apple really dump Google search? Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Apple is trying to improve its search functions. Photo: Luke Dormehl/Cult of Mac

Considering how great its other products are, there’s little contesting the fact that Apple’s search functions have traditionally sucked.

That remains true to this day, although improvements are slowly being made — and proof of this is the newly-uncovered acquisition of a search startup called Ottocat, which now powers the “explore” tab in the App Store.

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A look at the first Apple Watch apps plus Periscope vs. Meerkat on The CultCast

OMG check out these cute meerkat Photo: Tambako The Jaguar (Flickr)

OMG check out these cute meerkats. Photo: Tambako The Jaguar/Flickr CC

This week on The CultCast: With Apple Watch apps now hitting the store, we discuss some of the most popular ones. And if you want an Apple Watch you absolutely need to preorder — we’ll tell you why and how. Plus: Periscope! Learn all about it and why it’s way better than Meerkat. All that and so. Much. More…

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A look at the first Apple Watch apps plus Periscope vs. Meerkat on The CultCast

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