Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases

Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases

This is set to hit the massive tipping economy in China where users pay content creators small sums of money via digital wallets. Medium's Johnny Lin stresses out in the said report that not all of that huge sum of money in necessarily legitimate as some developers are abusing Apple's in-app purchase feature, as well as the App Store search ads.

Lin continued: "I tap into the app details to see that the developer is "Ngan Vo Thi Thuy".so this is a VPN service offered by an independent developer who didn't even both to incorporate a company?" It will be an alternative way to get the creators paid without the need for an ad revenue sharing scheme. First one is that it will be necessary for the apps to use the Apple-based review prompt using which users can rate the app without exiting it.

Lin became curious when Apple recently declared it had paid out $70bn to developers in the App Store's lifetime, and that $21bn of that was in the past year alone.

Take this app, called "QR code -", the 8th most profitable utility app in the App Store, according to Apple.

Coombs goes on to say that users will always be given the choice between "Never, When in Use and Always" when the app is first used, so you can have your Uber and uh, eat it too. "These are the exact sort of apps that the App Store review process should be primarily looking to block", Gruber wrote on his Daring Fireball blog in response to Lin's research.

After scanning his contacts, it noted "no dupplicates were found", with the same misspelling.

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Yet it was briefly riding high with $80,000 (roughly £63,000/AU$106,000) per month in revenue according to Sensor Tower, so how did it succeed? Apple Music and iCloud subscriptions, plus third party subscriptions on the App Store, exceeded 165 million.

Gruber argued that Apple needs to reassess "the effects of allowing developers to buy their way to the top spot in search results". "It's downright mind boggling that this horrendous "Mobile protection:Clean & Security VPN" app made it all the way into the top 10 without getting flagged", he added.

To put an end to the app review prompts Apple have designed new rules regarding app review prompts and how frequently the developers are permitted to request them.

And perhaps more importantly, their subscription fees start from $4.54 per month; around 1/20 of the fee for this scam app on the US App Store.

CSO Online has asked Apple for comment and will update the story if it receives a response.

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