All posts by Gummicube

App Store Guidelines: Little Things That Can Get You Rejected

Apple’s guidelines are strict rules for apps sold on the App Store, covering all aspects of the listing. It’s important to follow every guideline, even the easily overlooked ones; this is important for App Store Optimization as well as being accepted or rejected from the store. Overlooking little details can result in apps being rejected or removed from the App Store, so it’s important to remember these key guidelines when designing and updating your app.

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EU Passes Online Platform Rules: How ASO Will Be Affected

The European Union passed a new set of regulations, targeting digital platforms. These new rules will have a significant impact on the digital market, including the App Store and Google Play Store. When the regulations are implemented, it will provide app developers with more leverage and insight into the workings of the stores, including ranking information that is essential for App Store Optimization.

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Google Play Store Updates Design, Permissions and Evaluations

Google frequently updates its Play Store with both user-facing and developer-facing changes. The latest round of updates is a Material Theme redesign, which can impact how apps appear on the Play Store, but Google has also announced updates to Android APIs and Play policies that developers should be aware of. These changes can have an impact on their App Store Optimization and Play Store listings.

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HBO NOW App Store Spotlight

With the premiere of season 8 of “Game of Thrones,” 17.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the show. Many of those viewers watched online via HBO’s apps, HBO GO and HBO NOW. While HBO has many popular shows it can utilize to increase its App Store and Google Play Store rankings, is its app optimized to make the most of them? In this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at HBO NOW and see how it fares in the App Store equivalent of the battle for the throne.

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Ensure Your App Appears in the Right Searches

When users search the App Store and Google Play Store, they have certain expectations that come with each keyword. Just like they wouldn’t want to see a makeup app while searching for a baseball app, they don’t want to see gory content when searching for children’s games. App Store Optimization is intended to help developers ensure their apps appear before the right users in their searches, so you don’t get overlooked, or worse, flagged.

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