During this Diwali, many people have been wanting to check out some new apps. Here's a list of the ones you should definitely try out
Microsoft has opened up its own app store in Windows, inviting third-party app stores to integrate into the Microsoft Store.
Apple has announced new marketing tools for App Store developers looking to promote their applications.
According to Apple's website, at least 70 per cent of App Store users use the search capabilities to find apps and 65 per cent of downloads occur directly after a search.
Paytm on Monday said over 600 apps have been featured on its Mini App Store with more than 15 million monthly users coming to the platform.
American multinational technology company Apple made a total of USD 64 billion in revenue through its App Store in 2020, showing 28 per cent increase from an estimated USD 50 billion that the tech giant generated in 2019.
Beginning this year, Apple is charging smaller developers who make less than $1 million per year on its platforms 15 per cent fee, instead of 30 per cent.
Apple has allowed Amphetamine, an app that prevents Macs from going into sleep mode, to stay on App Store after telling its developer that the app violated its policies.
Meanwhile, Disney+ an American subscription video-on-demand over-the-top streaming service owned and operated by the Media and Entertainment Distribution division of The Walt Disney Company received the title of Apple TV App of the year.
Facing flak for App Store's 30 per cent standard commission for paid app revenue and in-app purchases, Apple last week unveiled a new developer programme that will reduce the charge by half for small businesses that earn up to $1 million in revenue from January 1.
Given the number of apps that are in the App Store and the subsequent number of updates, it is quite probable that the period is to give staff working on related teams some time off.
The new reduced commission rate for some developers come after Apple faced criticism from different quarters for App Store's standard 30 per cent cut.
Facebook said that they are excited to launch the beta for cloud-streamed games on Facebook Gaming, starting with a range of mobile-native games in Android
Google Play has the largest app portfolio with over 2.7 million total apps (a 5.85 per cent increase compared to the previous quarter), ahead of the App Store's 1.82 million apps.
The move to launch an Indian app store is aimed to promote the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' vision and provide people with a local and sustainable app ecosystem.
Like Apple, Google also collects a 30 per cent commission on in-app purchases. For developers, Google Play's billing system provides an easy way for billions of Android users to transact with them using their local, preferred method of payment.
Facebook last month launched a new ability for businesses, creators, educators and media publishers to earn money from online events on its platform