Apple demands cut of Chinese app 'tips'

We've all been there; you download an app, use it regularly, and find yourself frequently prompted to write an App Store review.

Tencent's WeChat instant messaging platform shut down the tipping function of its apps in the Apple Store in April, after failing to reach an agreement with Apple on the issue.

The new app review guidelines stipulate that developers may no longer create their own pop-ups to ask for a rating.

Developers aren't entirely miffed about the change (first highlighted by 9to5mac), because the API allows for submitting app reviews without having to leave the app.

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Nayar said that the current circumstances and the way media organisations were being attacked reminded him of the "Emergency". News outlets that run afoul of the government can lose access to officials. "You should excavate that".

One developer has been able to gross more than 50,000 downloads for one of their iOS apps, notching tenth place on the App Store's productivity board, while making $80,000 per month.

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. If a user does go through, a Touch ID prompt box pops up for authentication, but states that the user will pay $99.99 for an automatically renewing seven-day subscription.

However, there's an obvious failing with this system. An app can only display the prompt three times a year, regardless of how often it's been updated. Users also have the option to completely disable app review prompts inside the iOS Settings app, preventing the prompts from annoying them at all. The change is just part of a slew of changes that are being introduced by the company to its app store.

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