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In-app events will come to the App Store on October 27

App Store In App Events
App Store In App Events (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has informed developers that in-app events will launch in the App Store soon.
  • In-app events will launch on the iOS and iPadOS App Store on Wednesday, October 27.

When Apple announced iOS 15 at WWDC21 earlier this year, one of the features that it showed off was in-app events on the App Store.

The feature, which showcases virtual and in-person events from apps directly in the iOS and iPadOS App Store, is a great way for developers to get their apps in front of even more potential users.

In a news update on the Apple Developer (opens in new tab) website, the company says that the feature will be launching next week and that developers can get their apps ready for the feature now.

Starting next week, your in-app events can be discovered right on the App Store, giving you a whole new way to showcase your events and expand their reach. You can now create in-app events in App Store Connect and schedule them to appear on the App Store. These timely events, such as game competitions, movie premieres, and livestreamed experiences, can encourage people to try your app, provide existing users with new ways to enjoy your app, and give former users reasons to return.

In-apps events will start to appear in the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 App Store starting on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Developers who want to ensure that their apps work with the feature can learn more about in-app events on the Apple Developer website (opens in new tab).

Apple has already released iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. macOS Monterey, the last of Apple's new software to release, will come out on Monday, October 25.

Joe Wituschek
Contributor

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.