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News On App Stores, August 2022

August 2022: The Latest News on App Stores

App Store 

Upcoming tax and price changes for apps and in-app purchases

Prices of apps and in-app purchases on the App Store will increase in Ghana and Turkey. In Ghana, these increases also consider a new value-added tax of 12.5% and additional levies of 6%.

Full content and details (external sources): AppleDeveloper

Apple fails to address App Store review complaints as ‘Authenticator’ developers continue facing copycats

In February, 9to5Mac reported that the popular Authenticator app was facing iOS copycats. Six months from there, it doesn’t seem much has changed as 2Stable developers are now facing the same issue, raising the fundamental question of Apple’s App Store as a gatekeeper from scammers and “a place you can trust.”

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Mac


Google Play Store 

Google Play Store not showing all your ‘Recently updated’ Android apps

Google recently addressed an issue where version numbers disappeared from the Play Store, and a similar problem in that vein has now appeared involving the “Recently updated” list. Since August 23, Google Play has not consistently shown all the Android apps that you have “Recently updated,” which is the default view/filter for the “Manage” tab in “Manage apps & device.”

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

Google releases ‘Online Insights Study’ app on the Play Store

Google’s newest Android app on the Play Store is called “Online Insights Study” to allow “registered users to participate in market research.” A site attached to the Play Store listing explains that the “Online Insights Study is a research project conducted by Google.”

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

Google Play system updates for August bring Material You to Android Help, AutoFill redesign, and more

Google has laid out the changes coming in August 2022’s Google Play System updates, including Material You for Android’s Help app and a redesign of AutoFill. 

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google


Huawei App Gallery

No relevant news in August for Huawei’s AppGallery 

Apparently, for the month of August Huawei decided to keep possible news close to its chest and no relevant rumors are going around at the moment.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral

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