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.
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.
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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Ain’t that just the way that life goes down, down, down, down. Photo: Apple
Update: Apple has updated its service status page to reflect the problem, although there’s still no word on when it will be fixed.
Apple is having problems with a number of its services, with the iTunes Store, App Store and Mac App Store all experiencing sporadic outages, while app submission service iTunes Connect is also down and beta testing platform TestFlight is unavailable to some.
Buzz Aldrin was one of the first humans to step foot on the moon. Now he’s trying to make the big leap toward becoming an iOS developer, but Apple keeps rejecting his app, Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager, because of one tiny problem: It features too much Buzz Aldrin.
The App Store admissions team reportedly told Aldrin’s development team that the his game “contains well-known third parties.” What?!
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with your favorite apps. Photo: Cult of Mac
The Year of the Goat is finally upon us and to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, Apple has curated a special section in iTunes full of apps, movies, books, and music to mark the special occasion.