Mac app licensing is the headache you don’t want to DIY

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For Mac developers, handling app licensing can be a huge hassle.
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DigiDNA devs make apps that rock by thinking like a band

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The indie developers at DigiDNA scored their first hit with iMazing for Mac.
The indie developers at DigiDNA scored their first hit with iMazing for Mac.
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Why freemium apps suck for everyone (and how Apple is killing paid apps)

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Only one of the top 200 grossing apps is a paid app
Paid apps are an endangered species: Only one of the 200 top-grossing apps on the App Store is a paid download.
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I work on an iPhone app called Reps & Sets as a hobby project in my spare time. This week, my partner and I came to the conclusion that there is no future for our app as a paid download, so we have reluctantly decided to make it free.

This was an incredibly tough call, because we have invested literally thousands of hours in developing our app over the years. Giving all that hard work away for free is heartbreaking. But we didn’t feel we had much choice.

The arms race to protect apps from cracking

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Protecting apps from crackers can be a daunting task for developers.
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How much does in-house app development really cost?

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How much does in-house app development really cost?
Putting a price tag on in-house app development can be tricky.
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How to launch a Mac app and succeed

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You need a game plan if you want to successfully launch your Mac app.
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10 reasons to release your apps outside the Mac App Store

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The Mac App Store isn't the only way you should distribute your apps.
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Apple TV devs just stopped being second-class citizens

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tvOS devs can now use App Analytics.
tvOS devs can now use App Analytics.
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Apple’s analytics tools are invaluable to developers who want to gain better insight into who is downloading their apps and how well they’ll be monetized. They’ve previously been available to iOS and Mac developers, but tvOS devs were second-class citizens, with no analytics tools to draw on.

Now Apple is finally making its App Analytics dashboard available to Apple TV devs as well.