Apple Rolls Out In App Purchases for Free Apps
Apple recently made it possible for developers of free applications being distributed in the iPhone Apps Store to offer in app purchases. This will let developers sell free, trial or basic versions of their applications and then give users the choice to upgrade or unlock new functionality by paying for them. This will negate the need for the "Lite" versions of apps that are available in the apps store, and should protect developers from some privacy concerns.
Google to Help Developers Make Apps More Accessible
Google today released a tool for developers that will scan apps and provide feedback on their accessibility. The idea is to help developers view their apps from a different perspective and gain insight about how their user interface choices may or may not work for those with special accessibility needs.
Developers Can (Finally) Create Instant Apps
Google today made its instant apps tool available to all developers. Google first announced instant apps at its I/O developer conference in 2016.
App Store Antitrust Case Against Apple Allowed to Proceed
An on-going lawsuit accusing Apple of holding a monopoly on the market for iPhone apps has been given new life today thanks to an appeals court ruling. The 9th U.S.
iOS Apps Can Now Be As Big As 4 GB
Apple has increased the maximum size of applications allowed in the iOS App Store from 2 GB to 4 GB. Apple says this should allow developers to "include more media in [their] submission and provide a more complete, rich user experience upon installation." The majority of apps fall well under 100MB in size, but games increasingly need more storage.
Google Boosts Chrome for Mobile Apps with Notifications
Google recently updated the tools available to Chrome App for Mobile developers, who can now add more native-app functionality to their web apps. Chrome App for Mobile, which was launched earlier this year, gives developers a way to package up web apps and make them available in the Play Store or App Store.
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