Apart from the compatibility of devices with new iPhone and iPad models and more, Apple today updated its App Store review guidelines on some of the features introduced with iOS 13.
The business reports that in the last four years, 77% of all Apple devices shipped are running iOS 13, the latest operating system update. On iPad, the number with iPadOS 13 is up to 79 per cent. This means that developers need to upgrade their software with the latest available technology.
Apple says that from 30 April 2020 onwards, all new apps and feature updates will need to be developed with the iOS 13 SDK. This helps applications to offer features like Dark Mode, ARKit 3, Core ML 3, etc. Apple also allows developers to make their apps completely compliant with all the devices currently supported, including the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the new iPad in 7th generation.
By April 30, 2020, signing up for Apple, which allows users to access the software through their Apple ID credentials, must be introduced in devices that already provide certain means of communicating, such as Facebook and Google accounts. New resources are available for developers to execute this function correctly, including a new logo and buttons for download.
The new review criteria also suggest that Apple will be more stringent when evaluating applications defined as “dating” and “fortune telling”. “We will reject these apps unless they provide a unique, high-quality experience,” says the company.
For marketing purposes, push alerts can now be used as long as the user permits. Developers also need to provide a form in the app for users to opt-out.
Finally, developers can no longer ask users to use the official API of Apple with customer review notifications.
Use the provided API to prompt users to review your app; this functionality allows customers to provide an App Store rating and review without the inconvenience of leaving your app, and we will disallow custom review prompts.
Here is the apple full app store review guidelines.