News On App Stores, September 2021

What's new on app stores: Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Huawei App Gallery. Updated to September 2021

App Store 

New in-app purchase capabilities now available

StoreKit 2 introduces new Swift-based APIs that make supporting in-app purchases and subscriptions easier. You can now determine product entitlements and eligibility for offers, quickly get a user’s history of in-app purchases, find out the latest status of a subscription with one check, provide a way to request refunds and manage subscriptions from within your app, and more. 

Full content and details (external sources): Apple Developer


App Store submissions now open for iOS 15 & iPadOS 15

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 will soon be available to customers worldwide. You can improve your app’s performance by refactoring your code to take advantage of asynchronous functions in Swift. Use SwiftUI to enhance your apps with new features, such as improved list views, better search experiences, and support for control focus areas. Take advantage of new notification APIs, offer Safari Web Extensions, and much more.

Full content and details (external sources): Apple Developer


New App Store marketing tools now available

You can now easily create custom marketing assets — such as banners and images — to promote your apps on social media and more. 

Full content and details (external sources): Apple Developer, 9to5Mac


Google Play Store 

Google Play Store with Material You and Dynamic Color

A Material You redesign with Dynamic Color is what’s next for the Google Play Store. 

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google


Huawei App Gallery

Huawei AppGallery Connect releases Servers Services for easy app development

Recently, Huawei AppGallery Connect rolled out a series of serverless services, including Auth Service, Cloud DB, Cloud Functions, Cloud Storage, and Cloud Hosting, allowing developers to focus on app innovation with easier app development and O&M. 

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral

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