Tag: ios

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iOS to support introductory subscription pricing offers

This is a small change to the way in-app subscriptions work on Apple’s iOS platform, but a potentially good one for third-party music-streaming services like Spotify, Deezer, Pandora and the rest. Apple’s next software...
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Apple and Google app stores reached new heights in Q3 2017

The latest report from research firm App Annie claims that combined app downloads on iOS’ App Store and Android’s Google Play were nearly 26bn in the third quarter of this year. That’s up 8% year-on-year, and as...
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Apple Music gets more social as HomePod speaker debuts

As expected, there was a new milestone for Apple Music subscribers, new features for Apple’s streaming service, and a smart-speaker unveiled to boost its prospects in the home at last night’s WWDC event in San Jose. There...
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Top ios APPS September 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Report claims 90% of all iOS apps are ‘zombies’

Can Apple’s App Store be compared to the kind of undead-strewn wasteland that’s familiar from The Walking Dead or Resident Evil in popular culture?
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The history of the album-app: creativity galore but commercially tough

As long as there have been app stores for smartphone and tablets, there have been musicians and developers exploring the potential for albums to be delivered as apps. Many of these projects have been creative and technologically...
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Pokemon Go is a bona-fide craze – and a privacy headache

We’re not sure how many music-industry folk are hunting down virtual Pokemon in the streets around them, but the runaway success of Nintendo’s AR/location-based mobile game Pokemon Go this week is worth following.
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Iron Maiden launch Legacy of the Beast mobile game

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast was announced a few months ago, but yesterday the freemium mobile game went live on Android and iOS. Based on the metal band’s famous mascot Eddie, the game sees fans “fight legions of...
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Deadmau5 gets a Google Cardboard VR app through Absolut

In our primer on music and virtual reality earlier this year, we suggested that one way for musicians to explore VR without blowing their cash was to partner with brands.
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Spotify / Apple dispute escalates over ‘troubling’ behaviour

Why did Spotify publicly criticise Apple’s App Store policies earlier this week? A new report in Recode sheds more light on the escalating dispute between the two companies, with a leaked letter from Spotify’s general...
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Latest iOS ad-blocking app can block ads in apps like Facebook

We’ve been reporting on the debate around ad-blocking apps for Apple’s iOS devices recently, with the advertising and news publishing industries both thrown into a spin by the prospect of tens (or ultimately hundreds)...
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Top-selling ad-blocker app removed from Apple’s App Store

The debate within the tech and news industries about the moral rights and wrongs of ad-blocking apps is reaching boiling point, fuelled by the fact that within days of Apple allowing these apps for devices running its iOS...