Apple Developers

Apple’s iOS App Economy Now Supports 2.2 Million Jobs in the U.S.

According to a couple of new research studies conducted by the Analysis Group and the Progressive Policy Institute, Apple's App Store demonstrated significant growth in 2021, supporting more than 2.2 million jobs and increasing revenue for smaller developers active on the App Store in 2019 by a whopping 113% over the past two years. According...

Apple Shares New Support Videos for Developers

Apple has just added a bunch of new videos to its developer website, offering information such as how you can add support for in-app events, develop for Apple Watch, learn about Metal for A15, and more. One of the latest videos details how developers can build an extension that works for iPhone and iPad, and how...

Apple Updates App Store Rules to Let Developers Inform of Other Payment Methods

According to TechCrunch, Apple on Friday updated its App Store Guidelines to add three new clauses. The first explicitly states developers are allowed to directly approach customers (outside of apps) and inform them about alternative methods of payment that would bypass Apple's 30% App Store commission. The second clause permits developers to ask app users for...

Apple Highlights Apps Developed by its Entrepreneur Camp Participants

Apple has today shared the work of its Entrepreneur Camp participants, highlighting how they are developing apps that open new opportunities for future developers and creators. “I said, teach me to code, and I’ll build it myself,” said accomplished Jazz musician Matt Garrison, who is also the founder of ShapeShifter Lab. Working initially in Objective-C and...

Apple Allows Developers to Sign Up for Reduced 15% App Store Cut

Last month, Apple announced its new App Store Small Business Program for developers, reducing App Store commission to 15% for small businesses, and today, the company has opened enrolment in its new program, allowing eligible developers to sign up. Apple typically takes 30% of all App Store revenue on digital items as per its longstanding policy. Under...

Apple’s Culture of Secrecy Wearing Down its Top Developers

Earlier this week, Apple’s Director of Developer Tools and the creator of Apple’s programming language Swift Chris Lattner announced his departure from the company, to join Tesla Motors as its new Vice President of Autopilot Software. Today, a person close to Lattner has shared some insight on why he actually decided to quit his job at Apple, despite...

iMessage Developer Quits Apple for Messaging Startup Layer

Andrew Vyrros, who led the development of iMessage and FaceTime and was also a developer at Steve Jobs' NeXT computer company, has left Apple to join a messaging startup. According to The Verge, sources are claiming that he actually left Apple several months ago for messaging startup Layer, where he now serves as CTO. "Vyrros is only the...

Apple Tells Developers to Start Submitting Apps for iOS 7

The iOS 7 golden master was released to developers today along with the Xcode 5 golden master. Developers can now finalize and submit their iOS 7 apps and updates to Apple for review. An email which was sent to developers earlier today says: iOS 7 will soon be in the hands of hundreds of millions of...

Apple Asks Developers To Submit Larger, iOS 7 Optimized App Icons

Ahead of Apple's presumed iOS 7 launch at the next month's iPhone 5S launch event, it seems that the company is asking app developers to submit larger, iOS 7 optimized app icons. As 9to5Mac notes, the Home screen icons have been slightly enlarged in iOS 7 as compared to the iOS 6 icons. App icons which have not...