Sunday, 25 June, 2017

How to make $80000 per month on the Apple App Store

The Verge The Verge
Nathaniel Diaz | 15 June, 2017, 02:15

Yes, that's the app's real name and how the punctuation actually appears in the App Store.

The principal concern that Lin is raising relates to the approval process which Apple users before Apps make it into the store.

Chinese app-developers argue that users are simply showing their appreciation by tipping the authors of articles or other content or service providers, but Apple believes tipping is just like buying a song or a piece of video. Also, in the description of the app, it read "includes protecting you from "dupplicate" contacts".

"It was really eye opening and shocking to see the wrong types of behavior being rewarded like that", says Lin.

The app in question was called "Mobile Protection: Clean & Security VPN" and was available on the US App Store for a quite remarkable price of $99 a week. So I check Sensor Tower for an estimate of the app's revenue, which showed.$80,000 per month?

Based on recent findings by developer Johnny Lin, as described in an article on Medium, Apple has failed to adequately screen apps that not only are unsafe, but are scams, resulting in huge monthly charges.

Basically, they wanted to be assholes and are frustrated with Apple for not letting them be assholes. The rating prompt is mandatory now which will help users to get rid of the annoying prompts. Hopefully, when iOS 11 launches these bugs will be removed as well.

"And there is no excuse for Apple not having flagged them after the fact, once they started generating significant revenue".

You can manage subscriptions from your Mac as well.

More people are falling for this than you might think, too. Unfortunately, Apple has no filter to sift through search ads as of now.

That top spot translates to a lot of downloads, many of which (either knowingly or, more likely, unknowingly) become paying subscribers.

For Apple, the tipping is not encouragement for content creators, rather the same as the purchase of game, music and video, which should be classified as in-app purchase, and Apple can take 30 percent as commission. It was written by an independent Thai developer and had been a top 20 grossing productivity app since April.

To be fair, search is a new frontier for Apple. Still, that less reputable app developers would use these tactics in the first place is both predictable and entirely preventable. It seems like scammers are bidding on many other keywords. Now Apple has kept its words and made the latest version of App Store Review Guide makes it mandatory for developers to use App Store rating API. That was previously one of the biggest drawbacks of submitting an app review. For many legitimate app developers, this is a cumbersome, time-consuming, and capricious process.

"They're taking advantage of the fact that there's no filtering or approval process for ads, and that ads look nearly indistinguishable from real results, and some ads take up the entire search result's first page", wrote Lin.

There are tens of thousands of high quality apps on iOS, but there are also some that do little to nothing and will charge you large amounts of money for the privilege. Upon downloading and executing the app, Lin said it requests access, or "cccess" to the user's contacts; the only option provided is to agree. Subscriptions are astonishingly easy to opt into via TouchID and exceedingly hard to cancel (PSA: instructions here).

From there you can manage everything from payment to your subscriptions.

Recommended

  • Tom Cruise's 'Mummy' Reboot Is Dead on Arrival

    Director Alex Kurtzman bandages together secondhand ideas, weak writing and an absence of onscreen chemistry with CGI aplenty. Henry Jekyll ( Russell Crowe ).
    South Africa: 10000 Knysna residents evacuated amid fire

    South Africa: 10000 Knysna residents evacuated amid fire

    The BBC reports from Cape Town that before the storm, there had been several interfaith meetings to pray for rain. Additional emergency and rescue officials have been deployed to the scene in a bid to contain the fires.
    US intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge

    US intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge

    Winner-Davis told Cooper on Tuesday that if her daughter did what she's accused of, "I know that she's ready to pay the price". Prosecutors argued that the only thing victor could do if she were released on bail is be recruited by the nation's enemies.
  • Eighth Largest Powerball Jackpot Ever Climbs to $435 Million

    California is one of 44 states, plus Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, that participate in Powerball. The Powerball jackpot has jumped to $435 million, after Wednesday's drawing failed to yield a victor for the top prize.
    UK Conservatives need to deliver an 'open' Brexit - Scotland leader

    UK Conservatives need to deliver an 'open' Brexit - Scotland leader

    The Scottish Tory leader hopes to convince the DUP to allow same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is the only part of the British Isles where same-sex marriage is still illegal.
    Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

    Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

    It has been a relatively quiet 2017 postseason in terms of flagrant fouls, technicals and ejections. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in O.
  • Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

    He of four regular-season goals netted his second of the playoffs in the second period, giving the Penguins their 6-0 lead. Justin Schultz scored on the power play 1:31 in and Bryan Rust added another at even strength less than six minutes later.
    Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

    Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

    President Trump lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery . Trump, who attended a military secondary school, personalized his part of the ceremony.
    America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind

    America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind

    The Kiwi boat capsized in high winds at the start of their semi-final race against Britain's BAR. That definitely was a full team effort.”. "It's pretty serious", Ainslie said.
  • Oil Market Rebalancing At 'Slower Pace

    Oil Market Rebalancing At 'Slower Pace

    Looking at anticipated growth in global oil demand this year, OPEC reiterated its forecast of 1.27 million barrels per day (bpd). West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for July delivery dropped by 1.01 percent to $45.99 per barrel.

    Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris Say They Have Their Own Climate Deal

    With Trump's withdrawal, the USA joins Syria and Nicaragua as countries in the United Nations climate group not on board with the Paris climate accord.
    DC, Maryland to sue Trump alleging breach of constitutional oath

    DC, Maryland to sue Trump alleging breach of constitutional oath

    The lawsuit, obtained by the Post , from Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh - both Democrats - alleges that Mr. The suit will ask the court for an injunction blocking Trump from accepting foreign money, the person said.

Champions Trophy: Photos from Australia Vs Bangladesh match On both occasions, it has been Australia who were batting in the early stages of their innings when bad weather ended play. Chasing 183, Australia were 83-1 when rain arrived after 16 overs, four overs short of the minimum needed for a game.

Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor A victory for Northam would be an affirmation of the power of Democratic establishment that's backed him, including Sens. You would normally expect the nationally focused Perriello to have an advantage in the nationally focused D.C. suburbs.

Doubts over my future drove me on, says Nadal Wawrinka , who triumphed in Geneva in the buildup to the tournament, had also won a career-high 11 successive matches on clay. Former top-ranked Andy Roddick has expressed his astonishment at Rafael Nadal's incredible run to his 10th French Open title.

Israel advances plans for additional 1500 settler homes The "illegal" settlements are unacceptable, and Israel's action is damaging the grounds for a two-state solution, it added. Almost 400,000 Jewish settlers are estimated to be living in the West Bank along with 2.8 million Palestinians.

California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday The lucky punter matched all six numbers on their Powerball ticket which was sold in southern California. This photo provided by Fadi Alberre shows the Marietta Liquors & Deli in Menifee, Calif. .

Electricity cut at Navalny's offices in Moscow Electricity cut at Navalny's offices in Moscow The Tverskaya street is blocked by trucks placed by authorities in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. Small protests have also been reported in cities in the Russian Far East, the BBC reports .

Puerto Rican Day parade draws thousands despite controversy The board recommended, among many measures, to cut US$300 million to $500 million from the Puerto Rican state government budget. About 1.3 million Puerto Ricans cast ballots in the last referendum in 2012, which also saw a majority support for statehood.

Kane rescues England as hat tricks light up Euro qualifiers He's a great character, you know. "I can't be annoyed", Strachan said. "I was looking to do the exact same with the second free-kick.

More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa The anti-IS coalition have dropped leaflets on Raqqa, instructing civilians on how to flee the city safely. Al-Meshleb was the first neighborhood in Raqqa city entered by SDF fighters .

Alonso returns to McLaren with a deadline So if the calendar stays between 20 or 21, the range we know from the last couple of years, I will be happy to continue. As it stands, the 2018 F1 calendar will see the Malaysian Grand Prix dropped and the French Grand Prix will be revived.

Out-of-nowhere Ostapenko to face Halep for French Open title Ostapenko faltered when she tried to serve it out at 6-5, but the Latvian took the tie-break with a swinging backhand volley. It quickly improved, however, and she mostly cruised through to the quarterfinals before her comeback against Svitolina.

Super Meat Boy Creator Reveals New Game For PC And Switch Super Meat Boy Creator Reveals New Game For PC And Switch There are also over 20 cartridges to collect, each of which is a self-contained mini-game with its own small set of achievements. As you'll see in the teaser video above, The End is Nigh is another super-tough platformer.

Nordstrom stock soars on word retailer could go private Nordstrom stock soars on word retailer could go private After $1.70 actual EPS reported by General Motors Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.94% EPS growth. On Thursday, December 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy". (NYSE: JWN ) rating on Friday, October 2.

Alleged Russian Hack Reveals a Deeply Flawed Election System Alleged Russian Hack Reveals a Deeply Flawed Election System The NSA employs thousands of private contractors for its work and victor was one of those contractors who released the report. VR Systems says it was alerted to the danger by a client, and the company advised its clients not to open the suspect email.

Apple aims to 'reinvent home music' with HomePod smart speaker