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News On App Stores, July  2021

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Tax Category Setting Now Available in App Store Connect

App Store Connect provides the ability to assign tax categories to your apps and in-app purchases. These categories are based on your app's content and determine which tax regulations apply in each territory, allowing Apple to administer tax for you at specific rates.

Full content and details (external sources): Apple Developer, 9to5Mac

 

Apple Entrepreneur Camp applications open for Black founders and developers

Apple Entrepreneur Camp supports underrepresented founders and developers as they build the next generation of cutting-edge apps and helps form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of these entrepreneurs in technology. 

Full content and details (external sources): Apple Developer

 

Google Play Store 

Google officially opens Android Auto beta testing program in the Play Store

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

 

Google now lists Android’s ‘Data Restore Tool’ on the Play Store

The Data Restore Tool that lets you restore information when setting up a new Android phone now appears in the Play Store. This Data Restore Tool has long been part of the Android experience, but only in the past few days has Google given it a public Play Store listing. 

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

 

Google will close inactive Play Store developer accounts with low app downloads

Google will close inactive Play Store developer accounts “after 1 year of dormancy and additional factors.” “Dormancy” includes developers that have never uploaded an app or accessed the Play Console in a year. Google won’t close developer accounts with Play Store applications that see over 1,000 installs or in-app purchases “in the last 90 days.”

Full content and details (external sources): 9to5Google

 

Huawei App Gallery

Mini World: The first native HarmonyOS game is now available on AppGallery

Full content and details (external sources): Huawei Central