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  • This Week in Apps: TikTok shops for advertisers, Microsoft makes app store changes, Apple’s apps get reviews – TechCrunch

    Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. [

  • Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux is now available as a Microsoft Store app

    To be clear, it was never a difficult process, per se; Microsoft maintains a set of easy-to-follow installation instructions over in its WSL documentation. However, it did require basic knowledge and familiarity with command lines, which the average user may not have. Granted, those users might prefer to stick to

  • New App Store analytics provide developers deeper insight into app engagement

    Developers can now access a slew of new App Store metrics to keep closer tabs on app performance, gauge customer interest and more.Announced in an update to Apple's developer website, the new analytics metrics available through App Store Connect are designed to provide a more granular look at an app's overall health and allow developers to make changes accordingly.The new tools include transaction metrics, including redownloads, total downloads, proceeds, pre-orders, and updates, all of which...