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  • SeanyK wrote: » For the same reason updating an app that has been updated several times a year is met with a 4.3 or similar when just adding something or a compatibility update, this is Apple remember You could say that about any featu…
  • Well you could say that about any feature you add. tmongy wrote: » I've been waiting to see what the big companies with loads of games on the store will do. So far I've been checking Voodoo's and Ketchapp's games and can't find any sign of consen…
  • I don't see why Apple would have a problem with developers asking for consent, especially as they are now positioning themselves as being very pro privacy. You don't need to ask consent on every launch, only once.
  • Martin8 wrote: » I have only activated Google since May 25 and no other "technology partner". My revenue is still the same. Good to know, but have you asked for consent for personalised ads? If so, presumably you are showing a lot less pers…
  • Is there actually a way of seeing in the AdMob dashboard how many ads are served by each "technology partner"? I am sure Google said at one point they were going to give tools to help with choosing the ad networks, but I have not seen anything.
  • But that means you will only get ads from a single ad network (as opposed to a choice of hundreds). I imagine the Fill Rate would be abysmal, but will be interested to know the results.
  • More info about the ad technology providers here: https://support.google.com/admob/answer/9012903. Tools will be available shortly to choose your preferred providers. Note that as expected there are hundreds of them and if you choose more than…
  • Well it said it will be open source, so I guess it is a separate SDK. Interesting point about the translations, and not sure what the GDPR says about this. However if an app is only provided in a single language (e.g. English) then it could be ar…
  • There isn’t a 100% foolproof way. IP would catch the vast majority I would have thought. More reliable than checking the device region anyway.
  • tmongy wrote: » 1. Important: The Google-rendered consent dialog is not supported if the number of ad technology providers in your list of web properties exceeds 12. To collect consent for more than 12 ad technology providers, you must use the Pub…
  • If they are doing a server side check, then the IP address would make sense for sure. It is good that they are producing something standard at least. Will have to wait for the grand 'unveiling' to find out the nitty gritty though. Bit worried tha…
  • I fear you may be being a bit hopeful in your assumptions. Google seem keen for developers to handle consent themselves and I was not expecting any consent forms to be provided (where did you see this?). Whether they provide a server side switch rem…
  • iekei wrote: » To know whether or not a user is in the EEA and allow them to opt-out, the app will require the user to opt-in by enabling Location Services for that app. The whole topic of who counts as 'resident' in the EU seems to be hotl…
  • dev666999 wrote: » Of course you would not keep significant assets inside your LLC, which is the case for most developers. I expect LLCs operate differently in the US, but in the UK at least the other way round is more likely to be true for…
  • dev666999 wrote: » bellissimo wrote: » This seems to me like a serious change, and the fines for non-compliance are severe. But how can the eu fine USA developers? If the penalties are huge, there is no way to collect from USA deve…
  • tmongy wrote: » iekei wrote: » The e-mail Google sent today doen't make much sense either. Yeah was just reading it; didn't make anything clearer. I still don't understand if we have to integrate a new SDK or if it will be something you…
  • savanna wrote: » Its my guess that a consent from the user will be an optional thing to include, but you will need to do it to show targeted ads. This is true, but at the moment we don't know what the difference in revenue will be between t…
  • AdMob have stated they are going to provide a 'non-personalised' ad option. This has not been released yet though, so as you say it is not possible to proceed fully yet without turning ads off completely for non-consenters and losing income as a res…
  • Regarding the 'wait and see' argument, I agree with you to some extent. The only concern is if some users decide to try out the new rights to export or delete data, which could lead to some awkward questions being asked. If this is followed up by th…
  • Oops read that wrong, missed the bit about Android earning. Yes, as above, separate payments for app earnings and ad earnings since two different accounts and agreements.
  • 1) Probably, but the CPM will be heavily influenced by the number of clicks you get 2) Generally the payout level is based on CPC, so yes 3) The figures are being recalculated all the time depending on demand, supply, competition and so on 4) A s…
  • sparkso wrote: » anyone still trying to develop new apps for iOS here? Not new apps (no time), but keeping my existing apps going just fine. Did you ever manage to save your account from termination?
  • The wording is poor though ... "we'll transfer the banking info from the agreement to this agreement" ... does not exactly clarify what on earth is going on.
  • I get the same. Bit weird, but it does say you don't need to do anything, so doesn't seem like there is anything to worry about.
  • They really should cancel subscriptions on app deletion, no good reason not to as it becomes entirely pointless.
  • Agree that the Category charts are now so hard to navigate to as to be mostly pointless.
  • Agree with that. Paid apps are pretty much dead in the water now. I have not noticed a change in this respect with iOS 11, it has been steadily declining for a few years. Even topping a particular Category chart in the US only brings a handful of do…
  • You can't delete app bundles, or even add or remove apps from the bundle. You can however uncheck the 'Cleared for Sale' checkbox to remove it from the App Store. You would then need to create a new bundle with the new set of apps. Not sure why bund…
  • Err, what part of my response are you referring to exactly? I don't think I suggested anyone was wrong about anything...
  • Well as I said, this was my personal experience. Sorry if this seems crazy to you, but believe it or not sometimes people have a positive outcome when dealing with Apple. If you base your experience on embittered developers, who no doubt have an …
  • Personally I have always found them to be pleasant and helpful in resolving issues. The people working there are just humans like you and me after all. I suppose if you go into the call with an attitude, it is less likely to work though. Being polit…
  • Well Apple do strongly recommend you go down the freemium route. Seems a bit harsh to insist older apps are changed though. Saying that, not much doing in Paid apps these days unless you are high in the charts.
  • Yes, if you are low on space apps will get deleted to allow the update, then re-installed afterwards. So you would get a lot of re-downloads on every major iOS update. I haven't noticed any difference in sales since iOS 11 was released.
  • Having multiple accounts is a definite no-no, so not surprised about that. It is usually possible to actually speak to someone, which I think is necessary if it keeps getting rejected.
  • Not sure I have actually heard of anyone being flagged for having a paid and free app combo. They seemed to be cracking down on people who have many similar apps (e.g. travel app with a variation for each region).
  • Two apps can have a whole load of similar method names, but be totally different. Similarly, they could have identical functionality but have totally different method names. So I don't see how that would prove anything other than the use of similar …
  • I think he was referring to manually scanning apps for random method names rather than the automatic process of scanning for the use of private apis. If Apple thought an app was suspicious I am not sure what they would gain from checking method n…
  • Existing apps compiled under iOS 10 (or less) should work in compatibility mode. So they should look and behave exactly how an app running on an iPhone 8 would. Apple are usually very good at maintaining backwards compatibility and I would not fores…
  • Well if you have given the source code to someone else (sold or otherwise) who then uploads it as it, but you still maintain the app on the App Store yourself then I would suggest this is spam since it is a duplicate app with no advantage to the use…
  • Interesting. I have about a 7% web referral rate, though I expect most of those are from mobile not desktop. Still hard to imagine a 90% referral rate from a desktop.
  • Maybe it is due to be replaced by 'Native Ads Advanced' when that comes out of beta...
  • iekei wrote: » It does show data for App Store Search and Web Referrals. From Web Referrals, Delphipgmr can estimate the loss, if any and when it began, from web searches on computers where the links no longer resolve in iTunes. The loss ratio and…
  • Well if people are bothering to actually read reviews (which I doubt most would bother with for free apps at least, they would just look at the ratings summary), then I expect they would also read the response to reviews. If I read that an issue had…
  • It makes sense really. If a user spent 30 mins writing an in-depth review only to find it deleted the next day then they would probably not be best pleased. Given that developers can now respond to reviews, this in combination with resetting the rat…
  • Assuming search has not changed, and most apps are found by search, it should not have a major impact. From my analytics, almost 90% of installs result from an app store search. That said, the Categories chart change will have an impact, but whether…
  • I have noticed this in the last few weeks too. Pretty steady 50ish downloads from China per day, and no increase in total sessions. Never had a single download in China till this started happening.
  • This is as expected. They never said anything about removing reviews (which may not be too popular with reviewers), but resetting the ratings. From what I have seen from apps which have already been updated for iOS 11, it looks like if you choose…
  • iekei wrote: » Some of that data is available in iTunes Connect Analytics. If you aren't using it, that's your loss. The analytics do not distinguish between iTunes or Device impressions/installs, so not much help in this instance.
  • But surely the small number of people people who used to install on the computer would now install on their device instead, or at least a good percentage of them? If they went to the effort of researching on their PC to find the app to suit their ne…
  • You mean the keyword rankings? These will still be heavily affected by the loss of ratings. If you had tens of thousands of reviews then drop to 0 then I would expect a big drop in keyword rankings too. This leads to a drop in sales, which further r…