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The plight of the Indie iOS developer: Is the App Store broken or is this much ado about nothing?

Instapaper and Overcast developer Marco Arment recently penned a blogpost arguing that Apple needs to do a whole lot more to direct users to higher quality apps. Under the current set up, Arment articulates that the "top lists" on the App Store tend to skew far too often towards low quality apps,...

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Apple has paid out over $20 billion to developers thus far

Apple's earnings conference call last week gave Tim Cook and newly minted CFO Luca Maestri the opportunity to provide us with more details regarding all facets of the company's business. One of the more interesting tidbits to emerge during the call is the fact that developers on the App Store...

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WWDC 2014 session videos available online

Apple's WWDC event has exploded in popularity in recent years, making it extremely difficult for most interested developers to secure tickets. Not to worry, though, because session videos from WWDC 2014 are available for your viewing enjoyment via Apple's developer website. Per usual, the videos...

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Apple's Secure Coding Guide is an invaluable tool for new and veteran developers alike

If you develop an app, someone is going to try to destroy it. Once upon a time, hackers may have had a reason for trying to destroy your hard work, but these days the only motivation computer outlaws need is a little boredom. Thankfully Apple has released a Secure Coding Guide for developers old...

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As of February 1, Apple will require all new app submissions to be 'optimized for iOS 7'

Apple on Tuesday posted an announcement on its iOS Developer page stating that as of February 1, all new app submissions, and even app updates, must be built with the latest version of Xcode 5. What's more, all new apps and app updates must be optimized for iOS 7. So if you're a developer beholden...

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Android still playing catch-up to iOS developer revenue

iOS has long dominated principal rival Android in terms of developer revenue, and according to new figures from Business Insider, that's still the case. The new chart shows that for every US$1 iOS developers make per download, their Android counterparts bring in just 19 cents. The rest of the...

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Apple expands iAd workbench to include nine new countries

Apple this past June rolled out iAd Workbench, a service that enables developers to build targeted ad campaigns for their apps while also providing them with tools to easily create ads. Apple describes the service thusly: Reach millions of iOS users with iAd Workbench, the simplest way to...

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Daily Update for October 31, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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During the last 4 months, Apple paid out $25 million per day to iOS developers

During yesterday's media event, Tim Cook gave us his typical update on all things App Store. Specifically, Cook informed us that the App Store now houses more than 1 million apps and has seen more than 60 billion downloads. But there's one data point in particular that's worth some extra...

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Australian developers talk about working with iOS 7

Since the announcement of iOS 7, there's been tons of discussion about aesthetic changes the update has brought to the iPhone and iPad interface. What hasn't been talked about widely is how the update changed the various APIs developers used for building apps. Alec Fraser of Reckoner, a site...

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Daily Update for August 27, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Daily Update for August 5, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Apple's developer site now shows status update as it works to come back online

Apple updated its developer website with a new message for developers and a system status page that'll track the restoration of key features. The latest information from Apple does not shed any light on the hack that brought the system down. It only confirms that services will be restored...

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Apple announces Apple Design Award winners at WWDC 2013

The WWDC keynote may be over, but the developer's conference is just getting underway. First on tap is the Apple Design Awards, which recognize the best of the best in the iOS and OS X App Store. The initial list, as reported by the official App Store twitter account, is presented below....

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50 billion apps downloaded, $10 billion paid to devs

Tim Cook has just announced that over 50 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. The store now has over 900,000 apps, with 375,000 of those apps iPad-only. Currently there are over 575 million iTunes accounts. Cook has also announced that over $10 billion has been paid out to...

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