Monday, November 13, 2017

App Store Changes

John Voorhees, quoting Apple:

Soon, you’ll be able to offer new customers a discounted introductory price for your auto-renewable subscriptions on the App Store. iOS 11.2 introduces new classes … and new properties … to provide details on the introductory pricing and billing period you’ve selected for your auto-renewable subscriptions.

One step closer to trials.

Juli Clover:

As part of its newly updated App Store in iOS 11, Apple is introducing a new “This Weekend Only” feature for the “Today” section, which will see the company offering “new ways to save” with apps.

Apple will introduce an app with a special deal each Thursday, with discounts available through Sunday.

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Honestly, I'm kind of surprised by the need for this. How often do people actually go searching for apps?

Personally, and what I see around me, is that people download them when they get a new iPhone, and then only ever open the App Store to get an update.

Meanwhile, there's still no upgrade pricing...

These seems like changes no one was really asking for and changes that do not address some of the biggest drawbacks and criticisms of the App Store to-date.

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