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News On App Stores, July 2022

July 2022: The Latest News on App Stores

App Store 

Apple to hold App Store-focused live presentations for developers next month

Apple is holding live presentations to help developers make the most out of their App Store experience. Throughout the presentation, there will be an expert ready to answer questions from developers who are part of the Apple Developer Program.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Mac

Apple expanding App Store ads from search to ‘Today’ tab and more

Apple is expanding its advertising business and adding two new ad slots to the App Store. The two new App Store ads announced today will bring advertisements to the App Store ‘Today’ homepage, as well as to individual app pages.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Mac


Google Play Store 

Google Play Store ditches app permissions list for ‘Data safety’ section

Since permissions were added to Android as a platform, the Google Play Store has shown a list of all potential permissions that an app could use before installing that app. Now, the Play Store has removed that list.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

Google Play Store takes aim at annoying game ads, copycat apps, and misinformation in new rules

Google Play’s updated Developer Program Policy issues updates for a few existing policies, including a requirement that apps with subscriptions must offer users a way to “easily cancel their subscriptions from within the app” – effective as of September 30, 2022.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

The new Google Play Store logo goes live on Android

The new logo is starting to appear on Android with version 31.6.13-21 of Google Play. There’s also a new outline-style status bar icon with bold lines.

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google


Huawei App Gallery

Huawei AppGallery gets new Apps age ratings

Huawei has recently increased the security aspects of AppGallery, Huawei’s official app distribution platform. Adding to the latest development, Huawei has now started a new age-related app distribution and age-sensitive rating system for apps on AppGallery.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral

Have you obtained Huawei AppGallery beta version?

Huawei started releasing a new beta version for the official application store, AppGallery. The update aims to improve the usability of the app for Huawei consumers. It comes with various optimizations that push the app to run smoothly on your smartphone.

Full content and details (external sources): HuaweiCentral

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