Apple's StoreKit framework provides a mechanism for selling in-app purchases or subscriptions through the App Store. An essential artifact, the App Store receipt, is used to verify purchases and understand purchase activity. In this multi-part series, we will go beyond Apple's documentation to demystify the receipt by coding a simple Python receipt validation script then progressively building out a server-side receipt validation app using Python, Flask, and Docker.
- Facebook is launching its Facebook Gaming app for iOS — primarily an app used to watch streamers play video games — but has had to remove the app’s mini games feature to pass Apple’s strict App Store approval process. Facebook isn’t happy about the compromise.
- Facebook says it has had the Facebook Gaming app rejected multiple times by Apple in recent months. The company says Apple has cited App Store guideline 4.7 to justify the rejections, claiming the primary purpose of the Facebook Gaming app is to play games.
- Facebook has now been forced to give up and remove games entirely from the standalone app launching on iOS. The Faceboo… Show more
- Most of the improvements on the iMac bring it up to the specs you’d expect in a 2020 computer: 10th Gen Intel processors, SSDs standard, and so on.
- But there’s one spec bump that is wildly out of character for Apple, even in this pandemic year: the quality of the webcam has finally been improved.
- The webcam isn’t just better because it has more pixels; it’s also better because Apple is finally applying some modern image processing to the video stream.
- The iMac has a T2 chip, which is used to control lots of the components in the Mac. Apple is using it to process certain elements of this webcam’s image. It is able to do tone mapp… Show more
- Strict App Store guidelines make cloud services like xCloud and its competitor, Google Stadia, effectively impossible to operate on the iPhone.
- Apple has finally come out and said, that these kinds of cloud services are in violation of App Store guidelines and cannot, in their current forms, ever exist on iOS. The primary reason: they offer access to apps Apple can’t individually review.
- Microsoft says it could not find a solution to bringing xCloud to iOS via the App Store, and it now pins the blame solely on Apple, which it says “stands alone” in denying consumers the benefits of cloud gaming by “consistently treats gaming apps d… Show more