Saturday, July 21, 2018

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Apple will Open Office in India to Accelerate Their Maps Development

Apple just announced the opening of a new $25 million development center in Hyderabad, India with the primary purpose of accelerating Maps development. It’ll also create 4,000 jobs, according to the press release. The news was first reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday. Apple had a rough start with Maps when it launched on iOS in 2012. Prior to that, Google Maps had been the default maps app for iPhone users. Last year, Apple said that Apple Maps receives 5 billion requests per week and is used 3.5-times more frequently than the “next leading maps app.” It still lags Google Maps in features, however, ...

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The App Store, Six Years Later

Happy birthday, iTunes App Store. Apple’s App Store turns six today, and now offers consumers over 1.2 million apps, which have been downloaded 75 billion times, according to the most recent official data shared by the company. But the business can sometimes be tough for app developers, and new numbers out this morning from two different analytics companies help prove this point. More than 21% of the apps that entered the App Store since its debut are now “dead,” notes one firm, while another is seeing a trend it calls “app burnout” now emerging. This latter trend indicates, perhaps, that many apps are seen ...

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