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The next phase of WeChat – TechCrunch

The next phase of WeChat – TechCrunch Thousands of people gathered Wednesday night in a southern Chinese city for Zhang Xiaolong, Tencent’s low-key executive who built WeChat eight years ago. It’s no longer adequate to call the app a messenger, for it now enables myriads of functions that infiltrate Chinese …

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App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps – TechCrunch

App Store Review guidelines hint that users will soon be able to gift in-app purchases, not just apps – TechCrunch Apple will allow iOS users to gift in-app purchases, not just paid apps, according to a change to the company’s App Store Review Guidelines spotted this week. This means developers …

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AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play – TechCrunch

AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play – TechCrunch Pitching app developers with a new way to convert app browsers into actual customers, AppOnboard has raised $15 million in a new round of funding, the company said. Based in Los Angeles, …

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Apple puts third-party screen time apps on notice – TechCrunch

Apple puts third-party screen time apps on notice – TechCrunch A number of app developers building third-party screen time trackers and parental control applications are worried that Apple’s increased scrutiny of their apps in recent weeks is not a coincidence. With Apple’s launch of iOS 12, the company has implemented …

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App Stores to pass $122B in 2019, with gaming and subscriptions driving growth – TechCrunch

App Stores to pass $122B in 2019, with gaming and subscriptions driving growth – TechCrunch Mobile intelligence and data firm App Annie is today releasing its 2019 predictions for the worldwide app economy, including its forecast around consumer spending, gaming, the subscription market, and other highlights. Most notably, it expects …

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Apple announces its ‘Best of 2018’ lists across apps, games, music, podcasts and more – TechCrunch

Apple announces its ‘Best of 2018’ lists across apps, games, music, podcasts and more – TechCrunch Apple today announced its Best of 2018 selections – its annual, editorial list of what it considers the best content across its App Store and iTunes, along with its top charts of the most …

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U.S. mobile app stores had their biggest day ever on Black Friday 2018 – TechCrunch

U.S. mobile app stores had their biggest day ever on Black Friday 2018 – TechCrunch Black Friday wasn’t just a boon for e-commerce retailers, it helped the mobile app stores break new records, too. According to a new report from Sensor Tower, the combined consumer spending across the U.S. Apple …

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Google Fi now officially supports most Android devices and iPhones – TechCrunch

Google Fi now officially supports most Android devices and iPhones – TechCrunch Google is making a major move to expand the availability of its Fi wireless service. It’s been a few years since Google launched Project Fi with the promise of doing things a bit differently than the large carriers. …

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