• Apple yanks subscription scam apps, but leaves a bigger problem intact

    26 days ago - By Venture Beat

    OPINION: Apple has known for years that its App Stores are cash machines, giving developers almost instant access to hundreds of millions of wallets - each only a single authenticated tap away. So I was glad to learn that Apple has started to yank apps that were tricking App Store customers into signing up for expensive subscriptions, a situa...
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  • Google Maps' ETA sharing feature hits iOS

    Google Maps' ETA sharing feature hits iOS

    26 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    If you're heading out to meet someone, there are plenty of ways to inform them of your location and estimated arrival. Chat apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, LINE, and iMessage, for example, offer location sharing functionality, while navigation apps like Waze and CityMapper and even ride-sharing apps like Uber offer live updating ETAs. Now, Google Maps' own ETA feature is at last coming to iOS. The feature also getting a few tweaks following last year's launch on Android, the company says .
    In May 2017, Google Maps first introduced its own take on location and ETA sharing.
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  • Google Play gets better support for larger Android app bundles, subscription improvements, and in-app updates

    Google Play gets better support for larger Android app bundles, subscription improvements, and in-app updates

    26 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Google Play is getting better support for larger Android app bundles, subscription improvements, in-app updates, and an expanded Google Play Instant.
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  • Google improves Android App Bundles and makes building Instant Apps easier

    Google improves Android App Bundles and makes building Instant Apps easier

    26 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Google is launching a number of new features for Android app developers today that will make it easier for them to build smaller apps that download faster and to release instant apps that allow potential users to trial a new app without having to install it.
    Android App Bundles , a feature that allows developers to modularize their apps and deliver features on demand, aren't a new feature. The company announced these a while ago and there are now “thousands of app bundles” in production and that the average file size reduction is 35 percent. With today's update, Google is making some...
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