Apple Won't Let Just Anyone Offer a "Vaccine Passport" App
Apple has added a new App Store rule for "health pass" apps "based on testing and vaccination records". Commercial developers of such apps must prove that they are "working with entities recognized by public health authorities, such as test kit manufacturers, laboratories, or healthcare providers." The rule is intended to prevent fraudulent digital vaccine passports, ensuring valid ones can be trusted.
May 24, 2018
Two of the largest social networks are doing more to call out political advertisements. Both Facebook and Twitter today outlined their new policies, which should increase the visibility of ads that are purchased for political purposes.
Apr 16, 2020
Verizon is offering a new wrist-worn connected device for seniors called the Care Smart Watch. The watch includes voice calling and texting features, and can read text messages aloud.
Nov 20, 2018
Google today said that its Digital Wellbeing application has reached launch status. The app, which has been in testing on some Pixel phones, is now available from the Google Play Store to all Pixel phones and Android One phones.
May 7, 2018
Apple today released a new beta build of iOS 11.4 and reminded developers that they need to use the latest tools and support the newest devices as they code their apps. "Starting July 2018, all iOS app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK and must support the Super Retina display of iPhone X," said Apple on its developer web site.