Apple should change the Ratings & Reviews in the App Store

change the Ratings & Reviews System in the App Store

Everyone who publishes their apps in the App Store is familiar with the review system. I believe Apple should change the Ratings & Reviews in the App Store and now I’ll tell you why.

This is a small post in the hope that it will be noticed and someday it will happen.

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canOpenURL always returns false

canOpenURL always returns false

Could it be that canOpenURL always returns false? After starting monobudget, I came across an interesting case. The main scenario in the application is user authorization in the monobank during the first launch. This step can, of course, be skipped, but due to the specifics of the application, I refer it to the main scenario.

At first, one user wrote to me and said that by clicking on the authorization button, nothing happens. I thought “very strange” and “what could it be?”

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User reaction to Tracking Authorization Request in iOS 14

Tracking Authorization Request
App Tracking Transparency

In case you missed it, Apple revolutionized broke the mobile advertising market by introducing the AppTrackingTransparency framework in iOS 14. They say “Use the AppTrackingTransparency framework if your app collects data about end users and shares it with other companies for purposes of tracking across apps and web sites. The AppTrackingTransparency framework presents an app-tracking authorization request to the user and provides the tracking authorization status.”

Why is this a revolution? I’ll tell you now.

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monobudget for monobank – your finances at the fingertips

monobudget
Monobudget on the App Store

I’ve always loved keeping track of personal finances. How much is spent on food, how much on gasoline, how much I earned, how much I spent, what is the cash flow.

But, it was always difficult to find a suitable application for accounting personal finances.

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My Apple Watch SE was hanging out all night while I was sleeping

apple watch se

Yes, that is precisely what I saw when I woke up early in the morning. Looks like my Apple Watch SE was hanging out all night. There were no exercises there, so they were not visiting the disco party. They were standing for 5 hours. Let me guess. Maybe they were waiting for entering a night club and they were not allowed in because they have not reached the age of majority.

Okay, now seriously.

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LIDAR on the iPhone. Ready Player One.

Have you ever seen how LIDAR works on the iPhone 12 Pro или iPad Pro?

Lidar on the iPhone

Many will say that the thing, of course, is cool, but only a few will need it. Now imagine that #apple will scan the whole world with our iPhones and create a virtual copy of it. And then… They will release #appleglasses and you will be seeing the virtual world through them, physically moving through the real one. How do you like this future!!?

Ready Player One?
Welcome to Oasis.

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Sleep Expert – the next generation sleep management app for Mac

Sleep Expert

Sleep Expert is the next generation sleep management app chosen by thousands of Mac users. Sleep Expert allows

  • to Put your Mac computer to sleep if it doesn’t go to sleep when you expected,
  • to Prevent your display or entire system from entering sleep on your request,
  • to Find out what’s keeping your Mac awake,
  • to Not Disturb your Mac with network access,
  • to Get notified about major changes to your Mac when in sleep mode especially when you are away from your Mac via email

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Cocoa Tricks: How to add your app to the Finder’s context menu

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If you don’t want to read Apple’s Service Implementation Guide or you just don’t have enough time, I’ll provide 3 simple steps to add your app to the Finder’s context menu as service.

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Cocoa Tricks: How to send a keystroke event to the process with AppleScript

This code shows how to send a keystroke event for instance Control-Command-1 and Control-Command-0 to Finder with AppleScript. This is equivalent to pressing Finder->View->Arrange By->Name and Finder->View->Arrange By->None Continue reading “Cocoa Tricks: How to send a keystroke event to the process with AppleScript”