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Upcoming price and tax changes for apps and in-app purchases

As early as October 5, 2022, prices of apps and in-app purchases (excluding auto-renewable subscriptions) on the App Store will increase in Chile, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Vietnam, and all territories that use the euro currency. In Vietnam, these increases also reflect new regulations for Apple to collect and remit applicable taxes, being […]

Behind the Design: Rebel Girls

Like the groundbreaking women it spotlights, the Rebel Girls app has a remarkable story. It began a mere six years ago with a book called Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Written and art-directed by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, the premise was simple: amplify the stories of history’s most influential women. The result? Not […]

Behind the Design: Procreate

Procreate needs little introduction. For more than a decade, the world-class design app has served anyone looking to create high-caliber art: pro designers, calligraphers, influencers, schools making prom flyers, and pretty much everyone in between. Its ubiquity is equally matched by industry praise — in 2022, Procreate became the rare app to take home a second […]

Upcoming transition from the XML feed to the App Store Connect API

The App Store Connect REST API lets you customize and automate tasks across developer tools, giving you greater flexibility and efficiency in your workflows. Starting in November 2022, you’ll need to use this API instead of the XML feed to automate management of in-app purchases, subscriptions, metadata, and app pricing. The XML feed will continue to support existing Game Center […]

Behind the Design: Wylde Flowers

Lots of games defy easy explanation, but Wylde Flowers is a particularly rare bloom. This charming Apple Design Award-winning game is a cross-pollination of farming simulation, eerie mystery, optional love story, and exploration of tolerance and understanding. Also, you’re a witch who sometimes turns into a cat. “The Wylde Flowers experience is a bit different […]

Meet with App Store experts

Get ready to connect with experts online to learn how to make the most of App Store features. Discover how to attract new customers, test marketing strategies, add subscriptions, and so much more. Live presentations with Q&A will be held throughout August in multiple time zones and languages. Register today if you’re a member of the […]

Live Activities now available in beta

Live Activities help people stay on top of what’s happening in your app in real time, right from the Lock Screen. You can now get started with Live Activities and the new ActivityKit framework, which are available in the beta 4 version of iOS 16. Please note that Live Activities and ActivityKit won’t be included in the initial public release […]

Behind the Design: Odio

Max Frimout is an audio engineer for Odio, and it’s his job to transport you and your ears to a different world. From his home studio in the Netherlands — stocked with keyboards, instruments, and a tangle of wires and boards more suited to a ‘50s B-movie than a cutting-edge audio app — Frimout creates the inventive […]

Apple Entrepreneur Camp applications open for female, Black, and Hispanic/Latinx founders

Apple Entrepreneur Camp supports underrepresented founders and developers of app-driven organizations as they build the next generation of cutting-edge apps and helps form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of these entrepreneurs in technology. Apply now for one of three online cohorts for female, Black, or Hispanic/Latinx founders starting in October 2022. Attendees […]

Behind the Design: Marvel Future Revolution

Marvel Future Revolution pulls off a balancing act that’s nothing short of heroic. Netmarble’s open-world superhero MMORPG is a massive Marvel mashup that unites heroes and villains from all universes, timelines, and realities for a giant free-for-all. The cast of characters is nothing short of epic — all-timers like Captain America, Iron Man, and Black […]

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