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Developers can now enroll in Apple’s “Small Business Program” for reduced App Store fees

Developers can now enroll in Apple’s “Small Business Program” for reduced App Store fees Just a few weeks back, we learned that Apple would be launching an “App Store Small Business Program” that would reduce its fees from 30% to 15% for developers earning less than $1M per year from the App […]

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With an eye for what’s next, longtime operator and VC Josh Elman gets pulled into Apple

With an eye for what’s next, longtime operator and VC Josh Elman gets pulled into Apple Josh Elman is moving over to Apple, he announced on Twitter today, saying he will be focused on the company’s App Store and helping “customers discover the best apps for them.” Asked for more details about […]

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This Week in Apps: Snapchat clones TikTok, India bans 43 Chinese apps, more data on App Store commission changes

This Week in Apps: Snapchat clones TikTok, India bans 43 Chinese apps, more data on App Store commission changes Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications, and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record […]

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This Week in Apps: Conservative apps surge, Instagram redesigned, TikTok gets ghosted

This Week in Apps: Conservative apps surge, Instagram redesigned, TikTok gets ghosted Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 […]

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Coalition for App Fairness, a group fighting for app store reforms, adds 20 new partners

Coalition for App Fairness, a group fighting for app store reforms, adds 20 new partners The Coalition for App Fairness (CAF), a newly-formed advocacy group pushing for increased regulation over app stores, has more than doubled in size with today’s announcement of 20 new partners — just one month after its launch. […]

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This Week in Apps: Apple’s big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE

This Week in Apps: Apple’s big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 […]

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Judge denies Epic’s request to force Apple to bring Fortnite back to App Store

Judge denies Epic’s request to force Apple to bring Fortnite back to App Store The California judge in the legal skirmish between Epic Games and Apple has denied Epic’s request that Apple be forced to reinstate Fortnite in the App Store, but did affirm that Apple can not take action against the […]

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Are high churn rates depressing earnings for app developers?

Are high churn rates depressing earnings for app developers? Jacob Eiting Contributor Share on Twitter Jacob Eiting is CEO of RevenueCat, a platform for managing cross-platform in-app purchases, products and subscribers and analyzing in-app-purchase data. Ever since Apple opened up subscription monetization to more apps in 2016 — and enticed developers with an […]

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Android security bug let malicious apps siphon off private user data

Android security bug let malicious apps siphon off private user data A security vulnerability in Android could have allowed malicious apps to siphon off sensitive data from other apps on the same device. App security startup Oversecured found the flaw in Google’s widely-used Play Core library, which lets developers push in-app updates […]

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Apple ordered to not block Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, but Fortnite to stay off App Store

Apple ordered to not block Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, but Fortnite to stay off App Store A district court denied Epic Games’ motion to temporarily restore Fortnite game to the iOS App Store, but also ordered Apple to not block the gaming giant’s ability to provide and distribute Unreal Engine on the […]

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