Apple sees App Store, Watch app growth

Apple said it generated $5 billion in revenue in fiscal Q3 from services (App Store, iTunes, Apple Pay, AppleCare, and other licensing/service fees), “a new all-time record” and an increase of 12 per cent over last year, “thanks primarily to …

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Apple puts the focus on Music, Pay and Watch at WWDC

Apple used its Worldwide Developer Conference to detail planned updates to its iOS platform, although the big-ticket announcements were an update on Apple Pay, the launch of native app support for Apple Watch, and the debut of the company’s hotly-anticipated …

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Apps for wearables set to surge

The number of third-party apps designed for wearables is expected to grow strongly in the next four years from 2,500 at the end of 2014 to 349,000 in 2019, while Apple will have a “considerable” impact on the market, according …

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Fiksu helps developers track Apple Watch user behaviour

Mobile marketing technology company Fiksu says developers using its technology can recognise and track user behaviour on the Apple Watch by adding a line of code to their iPhone app and tagging the Apple Watch events they are interested in …

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Apple Watch may not drive app downloads – IHS

Because the Apple Watch extends existing smartphone apps rather than being standalone products, they will not necessarily drive additional downloads and revenue for developers due to the fact that users may already have them on their smartphones, according to IHS …

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3,500 apps available for Apple Watch as App Store enjoys “best quarter ever”

Having announced a record set of numbers for Q2 2015, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that over 3,500 apps are already available for the recently launched Apple Watch. This is compared to 1,000 for the iPad when it first came out …

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Samsung teases with new smartwatch as Apple Watch shipment begins

Samsung announced that developers will get “early access” to the software development kit for the new version of its Gear smartwatch and even gave a glimpse of what the display could look like, on the same day that shipment of …

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Apple Watch set to shake up the apps market

The highly anticipated Apple Watch is set to hit the market on 24 April and many developers have announced apps for the new device, including big names like Instagram, CNN and Shazam. New opportunity for “unheralded” apps A report by …

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Apple asks third-party developers to submit WatchKit apps

With Apple Watch set to hit the market on 24 April, developers have been asked to “prepare and submit their WatchKit app, icon, screenshots, and description for review” by the company. Details and resources for designing a WatchKit app are …

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