Updates to support app distribution changes in the European Union
February 8, 2024
We recently announced changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store impacting developers’ apps in the European Union (EU) to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA), supported by more than 600 new APIs, a wide range of developer tools, and related documentation.
And we’re continuing to provide new ways for developers to understand and utilize these changes, including:
- Online consultations to discuss alternative distribution on iOS, alternative payments on the App Store, linking out to purchase on their webpage, new business terms, and more.
- Labs to help develop alternative app marketplaces on iOS.
Developers who have agreed to the new business terms can now use new features in App Store Connect and the App Store Connect API to set up marketplace distribution and marketplace apps, and use TestFlight to beta test these features. TestFlight also supports apps using alternative browser engines, and alternative payments through payment service providers and linking out to a webpage.
And soon, you’ll be able to view expanded app analytics reports for the App Store and iOS.