When will Apple introduce a new app store?
By RTE on July 23, 2018 07:39:40Apple has long been the most valuable app store in the world, but it is no longer the only one.
There are now hundreds of thousands of apps available on the App Store, with millions more expected to appear over the coming months.
While it is too early to say what Apple will bring to the table when it launches the new app stores, its been quite clear for a while that Apple has an ambition to open up the app market, something which is not only a massive undertaking but a significant challenge for any app developer.
As far as how this new app platform will be implemented, there are several different possibilities.
There could be a unified version of the AppStore with a single unified interface, similar to the Appstore on Android.
Another idea is that the App Stores would be a single store, with a unified app selection and a unified store listing.
A third option would be for Apple to take a different approach and have separate app stores for iOS and Android, with iOS apps having more functionality than Android apps.
It is not certain how this will work, as many of the same problems that are currently affecting Apple’s App Store could also be plaguing the new ones.
There is also the question of whether Apple will be able to attract developers to the new App Store.
Apple has a history of being the most exclusive company in the App world, which is certainly not the case for Android, but that doesn’t mean that the new store will have to be a very exclusive environment.
The company has been criticised for this, with some users complaining that they were unable to get their games to work on the new iOS app store.
In a recent survey of over 500,000 app developers, only 16% of developers said they were able to use the new platform.
Apple may be able provide a more welcoming environment for developers, but there are some challenges ahead of it.
A big question mark is whether Apple’s move will be successful.
There is no doubt that the company will have an enormous amount of work to do to make the new Apple App Store a success.
However, even if the new apps store does become the most popular app store on the planet, it may be too little too late for many developers.