All publications by tag «iOS»
Report: almost 3000 apps might be pulled from App Store over lack of regular updates
Apple has received a lot of criticism for its latest decision to remove from sale apps that haven’t been updated in two years. According to the latest report, there are now almost 3000 apps that might face deletion.
Eric Seufert: more studios to focus on Android-first development in 2022
Media strategist Eric Seufert has shared five trends of the mobile games market for 2022. Among other things, he believes that companies will start creating Android-first strategies for their titles in the wake of the ATT implementation on iOS.
Microsoft had behind-the-scenes negotiations with Apple to bring Xbox exclusives to iOS
Microsoft has tried to convince Apple that it will be great for users to get some AAA games from Xbox on iOS, according to new private emails. However, negotiations about bringing xCloud to the App Store didn’t end well due to some financial and engineering disagreements.
Report: Snap and Facebook still collecting data from iOS users despite Apple’s privacy changes
As we all know, the world of mobile ads has changed forever since the release of iOS 14.5. Apple let users say no to tracking their personal data. Some apps, however, are still collecting information using a looser interpretation of Apple’s privacy rules.
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service opens case against Apple over its refusal to allow alternative payment methods
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has opened a case against Apple as the company still doesn’t let developers add links to alternative payment methods outside the App Store.
Apple appeals Epic Games ruling, saying that third-party payment systems might harm users and devs
Apple has taken the next step in its long-lasting legal battle with Epic Games. The company filed a notice of appeal against California’s court ruling, saying that the upcoming changes in the App Store policy might be harmful both for iOS users and developers.
Report: Subway Surfers and other mobile games use sneaky ways to collect personal data in post-IDFA world
It looks like mobile game developers found a way to bypass Apple’s privacy rules and identify users even if they said no to tracking their data. They still collect information that might be used for digital fingerprinting.
Strategy games account for 17% of US iOS market’s revenues, as trend for genre-blending continues
Strategy is now the third biggest genre in the US, according to the latest report by GameRefinery. This category accounts for 17% of the US iOS market’s revenues, with developers implementing more genre-blending mechanics.
Why Apple moved from producing risky exclusives to bringing time-tested iOS hits to Apple Arcade
Earlier this year, Apple made a few changes to Apple Arcade, bringing more successful iOS titles to its subscription service. Discoverability expert Simon Carless tried to break down the reasons behind the company’s new strategy.
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened rakes in $22.7M in its first week, dethroning Tencent from top spot on China’s iOS revenue chart
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, which is co-developed by Portkey Games and NetEase, launched in mainland China on Sep 9 to claim the top spot on the country’s iOS revenue chart.
Apple also investigated by Department of Justice. US lawmakers address “serious competition concerns” in app store space
On September 10, a federal judge in California ruled that app developers can now direct users to payment options outside the App Store. That said, the court failed to “ultimately conclude that Apple is a monopolist.” Nor did the ruling force Apple into allowing third-party app stores on iOS. The iPhone maker was also allowed to keep its steep 30% commission. While Epic has lost on 9 of 10 counts, the Fortnite company might just have powerful…
Epic asks Apple to restore Fortnite developer account in South Korea. Apple says no
After South Korea amended its Telecommunications Business Act last week, Epic Games has attempted to bring Fortnite back to the country’s App Store. To that effect, Epic has asked Apple to reinstate its developer account on iOS. Apple, though, respectfully declined.
VRTCAL’s Todd Wooten on game ad innovation driven by changing consumer behaviors
Mobile game advertising is evolving in the face of today’s consumer privacy initiatives and changing media consumption habits. However, mobile gaming developers are doing everything they can to protect their revenue sources instead of looking for growth opportunities due to these developments. Fortunately, none are happening overnight, offering developers some time to chart a path forward.