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Apple Reminds Developers That New or Updated Apps Won't Be Accepted Between December 23-27

Apple today reminded developers that new apps and app updates will not be accepted through App Store Connect from Monday, December 23 through Friday, December 27. Any app releases should be scheduled, submitted, and approved in advance. This brief closure of App Store Connect occurs every holiday season. Other features of App Store Connect will remain

App Store Connect and Apple's Mac App Notarization Service Will Be Temporarily Unavailable on October 20

Apple today informed developers that it will be conducting scheduled maintenance on Sunday, October 20 starting at 6 a.m. Pacific Time for up to eight hours, which will result in App Store Connect and the Developer ID notary service for notarizing Mac apps being unavailable during that time. Apple says it apologizes for any inconvenience and recommends that developers make critical deliveries or changes on another day. Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles will remain available, according to Apple. Apple's notary service for Mac apps experienced slowness last week, but it is unclear if the maintenance is related to that. Developers are encouraged to monitor Apple's system status page.

Apple Will Soon Let Developers Entice Past Subscribers With Discounted iOS, macOS, and tvOS Subscriptions

In an article posted to App Store Connect, Apple has detailed how iOS, macOS, and tvOS app developers will soon be able to offer discounted subscriptions to past subscribers in an attempt to win those customers back. As with introductory offers for new subscribers, there will be three categories of promotional offers for previous subscribers:Free Customers access your subscription for free for a specific duration — for example, a 30-day trial for a subscription with a standard renewal price of $4.99 per month. Pay As You Go Customers pay a promotional price for each billing period for a selected duration — for example, $1.99 per month for three months for a subscription with a standard renewal price of $9.99 per month. Pay Up Front Customers pay a one-time promotional price for a specific duration — for example, $9.99 for the first six months of a subscription with a standard renewal price of $39.99 per year.Developers will be able to offer up to 10 different promotions at once to test the waters. The promotional offers will also be available to existing subscribers, allowing developers to both retain and win back subscribers. A customer who has yet to subscribe to an app will not have access to the promotional offers, but may be presented with an introductory offer if the developer offers one. Using receipt validation, developers will be able to identify subscribers who have turned off auto-renewal so that they can act quickly with a promotional offer in an attempt to win them back before the end of their current subscription period. Once the

macOS App Analytics Now Available in App Store Connect

Apple today announced that developers can now view analytics for their macOS apps in App Store Connect:Your app data from the new Mac App Store on macOS Mojave is now available in App Store Connect. Now you can find out how many times your app was seen on the Mac App Store, how many times your product page was viewed, and how many new customers downloaded your app. You can also see sales numbers for in-app purchases as well as for paying users, and more.The dashboard was previously limited to iOS and tvOS