Apple is legalizing in-app tipping for content creators

Apple is legalizing in-app tipping for content creators
Apple is legalizing in-app tipping for content creators
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14 June, 2017

Although this system doesn't seem ideal for moving around tons of items at once, and, from the demos we've seen, your hands are going to get into some uncomfortable positions to select everything you want.

Hackers and scammers are always upto something with intentions to dupe you of either your data or your money.

"Pepe Scream", developed by Spirit Realm Games, is a kind of "Flappy Bird" game in which users control Pepe by screaming into the phone. This is prevalent across many of China's livestreaming apps and WeChat, and could serve to increase the tension between the two tech giants.

Apps may use in-app purchase currencies to enable customers to "tip" digital content providers in the app.

Turns out, scammers are abusing Apple's relatively new and immature App Store Search Ads product.

With the revamped App Store, users are now notified whenever developers launch new features for their favorite apps. But how do such ideas work? Search Ads is also one way these deceivers draw off money.

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In the latest update to its App Store, Apple has solved the issue of in-app tipping by legalizing the feature. This should be very helpful for non-game apps, especially in more complicated categories like video editing or productivity. That was to be expected. "It's downright mind boggling that this horrendous "Mobile protection:Clean & Security VPN" app made it all the way into the top 10 without getting flagged", he added.

If a user chooses to leave a review, the app has to wait for at least a full year and after a new version of the app has been released before it can ask the user to review it again-a feature developers my find too restrictive and make it hard to get feedback on new features. Tapping on the trial offer then threw up a Touch ID authentication prompt containing the text "You will pay $99.99 for a 7-day subscription starting Jun 9, 2017".

So where did the $80,000 per month figure come from? However, it was later confirmed that the game itself, Pepe Scream, was not the only title to be removed in the great silent purge, but other Pepe related entries to the App Store via an update by the publication site.

The change means that Apple is now acknowledging tipping features, and developers can now incorporate the feature in all kinds of iOS apps without fearing repercussions.

The iOS 11 is now available only to developer account holders.


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