Tag Archive: Store


After Steve Jobs, the original Mac, and the iPhone, launch day queues have to be one of the most recognisably Apple phenomenons of them all: something which speaks not only to the crazy number of sales Apple makes, but also… Read more ›

How App Store reviews can help indie developers

Customer reviews on the App Store are good for business. It’s not just that good reviews can improve your app’s ranking. Reviews have also helped me build a better app. But with all the fake reviews and haters out there,… Read more ›

Tim Cook was spotted at the Apple Store in Palo Alto this morning, greeting customers who had come in to get a first look at the Apple Watch. The Apple CEO said he was impressed with the enthusiasm behind Apple… Read more ›

It’s well known that Samsung is happy to take a bit of inspiration from Apple when it comes to the look and feel of its mobile devices, but it’s also willing to splash the cash to try and match Apple’s… Read more ›

April 24 isn’t just about the Apple Watch. If you live in China, it’s also the day on which the second brick-and-mortar Apple Store opens in Hangzhou — following hot on the heels of the recently-opened gorgeous West Lake store… Read more ›

Most apps are way too nice to us. “Don’t worry that you missed your 10,000 steps today,” they say. “There’s always tomorrow.” CARROT apps are different. Whether you’re using a CARROT calorie counter or a CARROT weather forecaster, all the… Read more ›

Facebook Messenger’s app store is here, and it sucks

Facebook is building its own kind of app store around Messenger, or so was the pitch at the social network’s F8 conference last week. But now that the new platform, which manifests itself as a list of approved iOS apps… Read more ›

As can be seen everywhere from Xiaomi’s not-so-original smartphone designs to the number of knockoff Apple Watches already available for sale, Apple has a problem with ripoffs in China. But having recently unveiled its stunning new West Lake store in Hangzhou — featuring… Read more ›

ifo Apple Store, the best Apple retail blog, is ending

Well, this is a bummer. Gary Allen, perhaps the most respected voice and enterprising reporter in the Apple Community when it comes to Apple’s retail presence worldwide, is retiring from the blog he founded, ifo Apple Store. Founded in 2001,… Read more ›

How App Store optimization can harm indie developers

I followed the advice of an App Store optimization expert last year in an attempt to promote my iPhone app. Big mistake. It felt wrong at the time, and it did more harm than good. Now I’ve learned to trust… Read more ›