App Business News – 26 October 2015 – Live On Blab!

Mobile App News


In this week’s app business news roundup we discussed the reason behind Apple banning hundreds of apps, fines for fake app store reviews, the latest Twitter announcement, Apple TV news & more.

This week we recorded the episode live on Blab! Join us next Thursday and get involved in the conversation through the live chat feature. To tune in follow @chidgeychris and @a_hubbard on Blab and you’ll be notified when we’re live.

Here’s a look at the news items we discussed:

  • ‘Been Choice’  ad blocker removed from the App Store.

We mentioned this app a few weeks ago because it was able to block ads inside apps. No surprise that this week Apple banned it due to privacy concerns.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3052120/fast-feed/apple-took-down-been-choice-an-ad-blocker-for-native-apps-over-privacy-concerns

  • Apps Banned From App Store.

Apple has banned hundreds of apps from the app store after a popular SDK in China is found to be accessing personal information.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/19/hundreds-of-apps-banned-from-app-store-for-accessing-users-personal-information/

  • Canadian telco ‘Bell’ fined $1.25m by Canadian competition regulator for fake app store reviews.

The Canadian telecommunications regulator has fined Bell $1.25m because their employees posted overly positive reviews for the Bell app on the app store.

http://9to5mac.com/2015/10/14/bell-fake-app-store-reviews/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+9To5Mac-MacAllDay+%289+to+5+Mac+-+Apple+Intelligence%29

  • Pre-Orders for Apple TV start Monday and will ship late that week. Apple opens up submissions of tvOS apps in preparation.

Time to submit those Apple TV apps! Apple has opened up app submissions for tvOS apps in preparation for the device release this week.

http://venturebeat.com/2015/10/21/apple-opens-up-tvos-app-submissions-ahead-of-apple-tv-shipping/

  • Twitter Fabric adds 8 new services

In an attempt to simplify things for mobile app developers, Twitter have added 8 more services to their ‘Fabric’ SDK. Tune in to find out what you can do with the new version of Fabric.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/21/twitter-adds-8-new-services-to-its-fabric-platform-which-is-used-by-225000-developers/

 

 

 

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