The Apple digital distribution App Store is expanding to 20 more countries this year, Apple informed developers Monday. Apple has yet to reveal which countries are included in the expansion nor when the first additional nations will go live.
In its online statement, Apple told developers…
Thanks to the creativity and innovation of developers like you, the App Store has become much more than the world’s safest marketplace. It’s grown into a vibrant platform with great apps that influence culture and change lives, with over half a billion visitors each week. This wide-reaching platform has helped generate over $155 billion in developer earnings — just from sales of apps and in-app purchases. Today, the App Store gives you the opportunity to connect with users in 155 countries or regions. We’re pleased to announce that the App Store will expand even farther this year with upcoming support for 20 new countries, allowing you to increase your impact and grow your business in new markets.
Apple said that developers wanting their apps available in the new countries must agree to an online licensing agreement by April 10.
At present, Apple virtually operates App Stores in 155 countries. A full list of current countries is available on its media services page ranked by country and region.
Among the 49 nations who yet to have App Store access include…
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- San Marino
- Vatican City
- North Korea
- Myanmar (Burma)
- Central African Republic
- Republic of Congo
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Equatorial Guinea
- South Sudan
- Marshall Islands