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Apple updates Developer Portal status, adds system status page

Apple has pushed out an update to their Developer Portal maintenance page to give developers some additional information about the current status of things in the wake of their security breach. The update announces the order in which developers can expect services and functionality to be restored.

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Apple reveals they took down Developer Center due to intrusion, completely overhauling system

Apple has sent an email out to developers addressing the reason behind the ongoing multi-day outage of their developer portal, confirming suspicions that it was the result of a security breach.

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Apple Developer Portal still down, still no end in sight

Apple's Developer Portal has been down for a while now, and if the latest notice posted on the site is any indication, it might just be down for a while still. Here's Apple's latest update:

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Google Maps SDK for iOS updated, gives developers street view and indoor maps for their app

Alongside the much anticipated update to the Google Maps application for iOS, the Maps team at Mountain View has gone ahead and pushed out a new version of the Maps SDK for iOS. This is the tool that iOS app developers need to put to work in order to incorporate Google Maps into their creations, and the latest version adds a couple of headline new features; street view and indoor maps.

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Grow Mobile launches a universal mobile app marketing platform for iOS

We don't normally cover this sort of thing here, but following up on Talk Mobile Gaming, and our discussion on how to market apps, we thought we'd take a look at closer look at third-party options. Game and app developers have a lot to consider when choosing to market their products through in-game/app advertising. Which advertising networks reach the most users? Who gives developers the best deal? If a developer decides to use multiple ad networks, tracking and comparing the results of each network becomes a time consuming task of its own.

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Apple reassures developers who didn't get WWDC tickets that videos, Tech Talks will be coming soon

With Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference -- WWDC 2013 -- selling out in under 2 minutes, Apple has published a shot news blurb on their News and Announcements for Developers hoping to assuage the disappointment of those who couldn't score a ticket by reiterating that videos will be coming quickly this year, and that Tech Talks will once again be following in the fall.

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The market for paid apps, and the sum of all compromises

Instapaper and The Magazine developer Marco Arment has an interesting piece up about the market for paid apps, and its viability, on Marco.org:

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How to price your apps, sell them, and earn a living

Former developer tools evangelist at Apple, Michael Jurewitz has been going flat out on the writing circuit this past week, topped off by a an insane final lap consisting of a 5-part series on understanding App Store pricing.

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The importance of minimum viable products and user focus

Michael Jurewitz, former developer tools evangelist at Apple, has been blogging up a storm this week, with two great pieces on two important subjects for developers. First is the idea of minimal viable products, or how much you need to build in order to be able to start selling your current work, and supporting your future work. Jury says:

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Apple advises developers to stop accessing UDIDs, start supporting Retina and 16x9 by May 1

Apple has posted two new entries to their developer news page, the first warning developers they need to stop tracking people via UDID, and the second warning them they have to start supporting the double density Retina display, and 16x9 iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5 dip-lays, by May 1.

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