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Pebble Appstore iOS Launch

Pebble’s official app store launches on iOS, coming to Android soon

February 3rd, 2014

The long-awaited Pebble app store has finally arrived, and with it comes over 1,000 apps and watchfaces for your wearable device. Pebble announced on Monday that the appstore had finally gone live on the iOS version of the Pebble app, with the Android release coming “very, very soon.” The Pebble appstore is the first central …

Apple ID Log In iOS App

Potential iOS security risk brought to light by developer

January 23rd, 2014

A potential security issue with iOS apps has been discovered, as a calendar app has been found to ask users to provide Apple ID login details in order to sync calendars, Marco Arment revealed. The Sunrise Calendar app has an “Add Account” feature that lets users connect the app with an iCloud calendar, Facebook and Google …

Apple FTC In-App Purchases Settlement

Apple has agreed to settle with FTC over in-app purchase lawsuit

January 15th, 2014

Apple has been negotiating an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission for months in regards to in-app purchases, but a letter from Tim Cook sent to Apple employees on Wednesday indicates that the company has decided to settle. The fight concerned how easy it is for children to make in-app purchases without the oversight of …

App Store Google Play Revenue Growth

Has Google Play’s furious sales growth finally stalled?

January 9th, 2014

Distimo’s new app survey has many interesting data nuggets. One fascinating insight is that Apple had 18% app revenue growth in December over November, while Google Play app revenue growth was 17%. This is more interesting than it seems at first glance, because Google Play has been able to deliver far faster app revenue growth over the …

Apple 2013 App Store Sales

Apple reports record-smashing $10 billion in 2013 App Store sales

January 7th, 2014

Mobile apps have become a very big business indeed. Apple on Tuesday reported that its App Store generated a record $10 billion in sales in 2013, which included around 3 billion downloads and $1 billion in sales for the month of December alone. Apple credited some of the December surge in sales to the fall …

Mobile App Store Downloads

Mobile app stores will hit 102 billion downloads this year

September 19th, 2013

The explosive growth of mobile apps isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. According to research company Gartner, 102 billion apps will be downloaded from mobile app stores in 2013, nearly 40 billion more downloads than 2012. Total revenue of app downloads is also expected to increase from $18 billion last year to $26 billion …

Apple App Store DOJ Allegations

Apple’s alleged anticompetitive eBook practices might be even worse than we thought

August 23rd, 2013

Apple’s already in some hot water for allegedly conspiring to rig eBook prices and now the United States Department of Justice has revealed some new evidence showing that the company’s anticompetitive practices may have extended beyond mere price-fixing. GigaOM reports that the DOJ is alleging that Apple “changed in-app purchase rules to require that any content …

Apple App Store Security Hole

Security researchers find major flaw in Apple’s App Store approval process

August 16th, 2013

Apple’s App Store has a much better reputation for security than Google Play but that may not last long if more hackers take advantage of a new flaw discovered by a team of researchers at Georgia Tech. Technology Review reports that the researchers successfully posted a malicious app to the App Store that contained fragmented …