Apple clarifies how tips should work in iOS apps

While, Apple does provide an RSS feed for this feature, it will be interesting to see if they continue offering this feed after the iOS 11 launch.

When an Apple device running iOS 11 tries to connect to your Wi-Fi network for the first time, your Apple device - as long as it is also running iOS 11 - will display a prompt saying "Share Your Wi-Fi". They could hit us up for ratings as often as they pleased - which can be frustrating for users after the fifth pop-up in as many days.

Apple will introduce a one-handed keyboard in iOS 11, according to the developer beta of the next-generation mobile operating system.

Apple last week announced the upgrade of its iOS software to iOS 11 at its developers' conference.

From June 2018, all new apps submitted to the Mac app store will need to support 64-bit, and from June 2018 updates to existing apps must also be 64-bit compatible. Now, developers will have to use the API for their app review protocols no matter what, instead of being able to set up their own custom systems. Everything, right from the unified lock screen and notification center, the redesigned Control Centre and the App Store, to the Apple Pay integration into iMessage, are shown in their full glory. The app is allowed to display the message again, up to a limit of three times per year.

And if you really hate the review requests?

If you still dislike the new way of Apple encouraging you to rate apps, you can turn them off altogether by heading into the iOS Settings app.

To summarize, as the App Store makes the shift to strongly controlled curated content it will become more important than ever to get featured but it might become even more hard to get featured which may impact small/medium developers. People have been annoyed by app review prompts for years, and this update seems to remedy the problem.

With new fields like Subtitle of App, ability to add more videos per app, product pages and more, developers now have their work cut out to experiment and get the best results to drive growth via search.

  • Carolyn Briggs