Apps that are focused on medical education, information management, or health reference for patients or healthcare professionals.
For example: skeletal, muscular, anatomy, medical record-keeping, diseases, symptom reference, companion devices (blood pressure, pulse, and so on), health tracking.
Apps that are for discovering, listening to, recording, performing, or composing music, and that are interactive in nature.
For example: music creation, radio, education, sound editing, music discovery, composition, lyric writing, band and recording artists, music videos and concerts, concert ticketing.
Apps that provide information to help a user travel to a physical location.
For example: driving assistance, walking assistance, topographical maps, maritime, pilot logs/assistance, oceanic tides, road atlas, fuel finders, public transit maps.
Apps that provide information about current events or developments in areas of interest such as politics, entertainment, business, science, technology, and so on. Choose News if your app serves content via newsreader or digest format, or if your app is for a digital-first or broadcast-first media outlet with frequent content updates.
For example: television, video, radio, or online news outlets or programs, RSS readers.
- Photo & Video
Apps that assist in capturing, editing, managing, storing, or sharing photos and videos.
For example: capture, editing, special effects, sharing, imaging, printing, greeting card creation, manuals.
Apps that make a specific process or task more organized or efficient.
For example: task management, calendar management, translation, note taking, printing, password management, cloud storage, email clients, flow chart generators, audio dictation, simulation, data viewing.
Apps that assist the user in accessing or retrieving information.
For example: atlas, dictionary, thesaurus, quotations, encyclopedia, general research, animals, law, religion, how-tos, politics.
- Safari Extensions (macOS only)
Apps that offer extensions to help enhance and customize the web browsing experience on Safari.
For example: content bookmarkers, password managers, adblockers, savings finders.
Apps that support the purchase of consumer goods or materially enhance the shopping experience.
For example: commerce, marketplace, coupon, product review, apps with Apple Pay.
- Social Networking
Apps that connect people by means of text, voice, photo, or video. Apps that contribute to community development.
For example: interpersonal connections, text messaging, voice messaging, video communication, photo & video sharing, dating, blogs, special interest communities, companion apps for traditional social networking services.
Apps related to professional, amateur, collegiate, or recreational sporting activities.
For example: fantasy sports companions, college teams/conference, professional teams/leagues, athletes, score trackers, instruction, sports news.
Apps that assist the user with any aspect of travel, such as planning, purchasing, or tracking.
For example: flight tracking, multi-time clocks, city guides, hotel/rental car/air fare shopping, vacation planning, public transportation, travel rewards.
Apps that enable the user to solve a problem or complete a specific task.
For example: calculators (standard, tip, financial), clocks, measurement, time, web browsing, flashlights, screen locks, barcode scanners, unit conversion tools, password management, remote controls.
Apps that provide forecasts, alerts, and information related to weather conditions.
For example: radar, forecast, storms, tides, severe weather, local weather.