Update 2: Looks like it was just a slow rollout. The shopping category is now appearing in iTunes and the iOS App Store - although the big-name shopping apps are still not showing up on the All Categories top chart. Amazon, iBotta, and Target's Cartwheel, for example, were all in the top 40 overall before the change - and are not found in the top ranks at all right now....Read more

In addition to the new product introductions and updates, Apple's WWDC is also a good source for new killer stats about all things Apple—and about the App Store in particular. Here are a few of our favorites from 2015, in graphic format....Read more

After weeks of breathless conjecture -- will they introduce a new iPhone? (no!) or home automation? (yes!) -- Apple used yesterday's WWDC keynote to unveil a slew of changes and updates to OS X, iOS, and the App Store, but no new hardware. Instead, the focus of the event was squarely on developers. Yes, new features like improvements to iMessage, family sharing, and OS X to iOS AirDrop are nice updates for consumers. But in a nod to how important the developer ecosystem is to maintaining their position, Apple hammered home the message that this year's updates are focused on developers, for both the mobile and desktop platforms. ...Read more

Last week, Apple announced that starting May 1, the App Store will no longer accept new apps or app updates that access UDIDs and that advertisers should use the Advertising Identifier instead. The announcement is concise and straightforward:

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Coffee lovers, rejoice! Smartphone users can now pay for their cups of joe at Dunkin’ Donuts via a new mobile app. A new study reveals that tablet sales will balloon in the next four years, while other industry research suggests that mobile ads are viewed most favorably on iPhones. And, in advance of the fast-approaching Sept. 12 iPhone 5 announcement, Apple fans are voicing their “wish lists” for the new device....Read more

After recently announcing the next version of Android, “Jelly Bean,” Google touted some impressive numbers surrounding the Google Play ecosystem. With 1.5 billion installs a month, 600,000 available apps and games and 20 billion app installs, Google is quickly closing the gap between Google Play and Apple’s App Store....Read more