News & Reviews: Apps
Jun 16, 2022
Apple has recently announced a new Augmented Reality API on iOS 16 that is powered by its ARKit which utilises the camera and LiDAR scanner on the iPhone and iPad. Called ‘RoomPlan’, the API can create a 3D floor plan of a room, including key characteristics such as dimensions and even the types of furniture.
Mar 24, 2022
Google has announced that it will allow developers the option to offer third-party payment options for apps that is available on the Google Play Store. The pilot programme for the move will start in South Korea with the music streaming app Spotify.
Shared via an Android Developers blogpost yesterday, Google announced that it will allow Android users to select payment systems other than its own soon. Furthermore, it will only start with Spotify and other trusted partners first due to security concerns.
Mar 17, 2022
Apple iPad has always been superior to Android tablets when it comes to the quality of apps. As most of us know, some apps downloaded from Google Play Store might have not been tuned for the tablet experience. Therefore, users would have to bear with the apps displayed in low quality on large screens. However, things might change soon with Google announcing a new plan.
Nov 18, 2021
Besides hiding the unlike counts on YouTube, Google might now proceed to hide a piece of valuable information on the Play Store. According to the source, the company could plan to remove the "last updated" section from the app listings.
Sep 29, 2021
When you download apps on your phone, you either use the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. But did you know that there are similar stores for Windows PCs? The one that we all have is the Microsoft Store, and it's now getting expanded with third-party app stores.
Jul 29, 2021
Recently, Google just released a new policy for its Google Play Store and it's a long one. However, one particular interesting change is that the platform will no longer allow any sugar dating apps starting on 1 September 2021.
Mar 23, 2021
If you're an Android user and noticed that some of the apps are not performing well as they used to, this might be the thing that you need to blame. According to the source, the latest Android Webview update is causing troubles to the users as they face frequent crashes while using some apps.
Feb 15, 2021
The current Wear OS allows users to install third-party apps that are also installed on users' smartphones. However, it looks like this feature is going away as Google is trying to emphasize the presence of Wear OS apps on the Play Store. It is said that the new plan will take effect starting from 10 March.
Jan 01, 2021
Following Apple's App Store purge, HUAWEI has also removed some games from their app store today. However, the Chinese tech giant is only removing the games that are developed by Tencent specifically rather than thousands of them.
Nov 09, 2020
It is obvious that Apple has been aiming to ensure their customers' privacy with all the advertisements that we've watched before a YouTube video. To walk the talk, the company has decided to introduce something like a nutrition list on a packaged food but make it for apps on the App Store.