Google Now Allowing Developers to Offer Promo Codes
Google has updated the Google Play Developer Console for app writers and added the ability to generate and distribute promotional codes. The idea is to encourage users to check out new games or continue playing ones they already own. Promo codes can be used to cover the cost of entire apps or games, as well as in-app purchases. Developers will be limited to 500 codes per app per quarter, and Google suggests they be used to reward loyal users or attract new ones. The Apple iTunes App Store has offered promo codes for years.
Google Play Instant Lets You Test-Drive Games Without Downloading Them
Mar 19, 2018
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.
Android O to Feature Picture-In-Picture and Improved Security
May 17, 2017
Google today provided more details about the next version of Android at its I/O developer conference. One of the biggest additions to the platform is picture-in-picture for mobile phones.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Apple Unbundles Huge Number of Apps from the iPhone, Allows Users to Delete Them
Jun 13, 2016
Apple today pulled a number of its own, core apps out of iOS and dumped them into the iTunes App Store. Apps such as FaceTime and Mail — made by Apple — have only received updates once per year when Apple updates the entire iOS.