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NewsWWDC It's that time of year again, the WWDC lottery is now open! In line with expectations, Apple this week announced that this years WWDC event will be returning for a second year at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California with this years event running between 4-8 June. As last year, tickets are being sold by random selection with registration open until … [Read more...]
BusinessThe Step-By-Step Guide to Pre-Post Analysis for ASO with iTunes Connect App Analytics A/B testing, also known as split testing, is a great technique for developing the marketing strategies for your app letting you experiment with different approaches in order to find out what does and doesn't work for your particular app. iTunes connect however is limited on this … [Read more...]
BusinessiOS Introductory Prices Although the addition of introductory pricing in iOS 11.2 has allowed greater flexibility with app pricing, the introductory pricing model is not always that simple to understand or to implement. With this in mind @jeiting has written a nice overview to highlight some of the possibilities that introductory pricing introduces and help you avoid … [Read more...]
BusinessDefending Your App From Copies and Clones @marcoarment with some advice on how to tackle the ongoing challenges of people cloning your app. Although is difficult to hear, developing unique, non-trivial features for your app will give you an advantage in the short-term - just remember nothing is permanent. marco.orgSwiftSwift in 60 Seconds If you're looking … [Read more...]
BusinessThe Ultimate Guide to App Monitization - How To, Stats and Insight If you're looking for ways to monitize your app, look no further than this post from the team at @tamocotech. It's a comprehensive review of a wide range of app monetization strategies that you could choose for your app and is a great place to start if you're looking for new ideas. Just remember … [Read more...]
NewsIs This An Emoji Crackdown? So this week has brought a bit of controversy within the community with Apple rejecting a number of apps for the inclusion of emojis citing a lack of compliance with the trademarks and copyrights section of the app review guidelines as the reason. Although a number of these apps have subsequently been accepted, it is still unclear whether this … [Read more...]
NewsUpload App Previews with Transporter Uploading app previews to iTunes connect has never been a particuarly smooth experience but this week has seen Apple making a bit of progress in this area with some updates to their command line delivery tool - Transporter - to add the ability to deliver app previews to iTunes connect. Check the documentation for all the new … [Read more...]
NewsApple previews iOS 11.3 So it's been a big week for Apple. Along with the launch of the new HomePod, there's also been new beta release of Xcode 9.3 containing a number of goodies including a new tool for detecting app power usage as well as a new macOS 64-bit testing mode to help with the impending 32-bit phase out. On top of this there was also an major update to … [Read more...]
DesignDesigning Splash Screens For many apps, the splash screen is one of the first things a user experiences about the app but with many apps turning away from Apple's HIG guidelines to use the splash screen as additional branding for their apps, @ebaehr provides some tips on desigining splash screens of your own. applypixels.comSwiftSets One of the best ways of … [Read more...]
BusinessThe Case for App Patronage With many developers struggling to make ends meet by selling apps on the App Store, @jeiting explores a different business model for app development, one that has been adopted by a number of high-profile apps within the iOS development community - patronage. medium.comDesignDesigning Apps for the iPhone X Although the iPhone X has … [Read more...]