Apple Expanding 'App Store Foundations' Program to Additional Countries

Apple this week announced that it will be expanding its App Store Foundations program to an additional 29 countries in Europe.

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Launched in 2018 in countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Sweden, the program offers selected developers tailor-made support for app development, marketing, and monetization in collaboration with Apple employees.

In individual and group sessions, selected developers learn how to grow their business and increase the reach of their apps. Topics covered include the optimal use of Apple technologies and APIs, editorial content in the App Store, and more.

Apple did not list the 29 countries that the program will be expanding to or provide a timeframe.

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
3 days ago at 07:27 am

They should do it in Argentina, a developing country with great software industry
I wonder why Apple did not disclose the 29 countries to the public.

Maybe it has to do with the rules, regulations, and country laws.
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lazyrighteye Avatar
3 days ago at 08:05 am
While it does seem odd, I tend to agree @TheYayAreaLiving ? that it is more regulatory (on some level) than it is intentionally aloof. Mainly because I can’t see a need for smoke and mirrors here.
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california_kid Avatar
3 days ago at 08:28 am
I don't think the list of countries has anything to do with regulatory law. I think it's more likely they don't disclose the list because everybody is going to have a problem with some countries on the list for political reasons. I also think if there is a regulatory angle, it's more likely to avoid tax, or whatever a country's government charges for helping out their citizens.
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