Apple introduces a ‘grace period’ for lapsed App Store subscriptions – gpgmail

[ad_1] Apple is changing how subscriptions work on its App Store. Before, any lapse in payment could cut off the customer from being able to use the app’s subscription-based features — and make it more difficult for the developer to reacquire that customer’s business in the future. Now, Apple says developers will have the option […]

The direct to consumer department store Neighborhood Goods has raised $11 million – gpgmail

[ad_1] Neighborhood Goods, the direct to consumer department store hawking brands like Rothy’s, Dollar Shave Club, Buck Mason, Draper James and Stadium Goods, has new cash to expand its storefront for e-commerce juggernauts. The company has raised $11 million in a new round of financing led by Global Founders Capital, with participation from previous investors […]

Apple tweaks its App Store algorithm as antitrust investigations loom – gpgmail

[ad_1] That Apple has used its App Store to offer itself a competitive advantage is nothing new. gpgmail and others have been reporting on this problem for years, including those times when Apple chose to display its apps in the No. 1 position on the Top Charts, for example, or when it stole some of […]

Downloads need to rank No. 1 on App Store is down 30% since 2016 for apps, up 47% for games – gpgmail

[ad_1] With the App Store’s big makeover in fall 2017, Apple attempted to shift consumers’ attention away from the Top Charts and more towards editorial content. But app developers still want to make it to the No. 1 position. According to new research from app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower, it’s become easier for non-game […]

Google updates to a cleaner, simpler Play Store design with no Music section – gpgmail

[ad_1] Google’s Play Store has gotten a big visual makeover, the company announced today, with changes that include a cleaner look-and-feel, new navigation, an easier way to to see app information, and more. Most notably, however, is that Google has taken a page from Apple’s playbook with the priority given to its two distinct sections […]

Impossible Foods goes to the grocery store – gpgmail

[ad_1] After receiving approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Impossible Foods has cleared the last regulatory hurdle it faced to rolling out in grocery stores. The company is targeting a September release of Impossible products on grocery store shelves, joining its competitor Beyond Meat on grocery store shelves. The news comes as the company […]