New App Store Connect settings let developers distinguish between gambling and contests
What you need to know
- Apple is changing the way gambling and contest apps will be rated by developers on the iOS App Store.
- An update to App Store Connect lets developers choose between the two, rating their apps accordingly.
Apple has made changes to App Store connect that will let users choose to rate their apps as containing either gambling or contests, where previously these were only one option.
In a developer update yesterday (opens in new tab) Apple stated:
Developers have to give their apps an age rating based on an app's content, for example, if it was a game that included depictions of violence, just like a movie or a TV show. Gambling and contests were already marked as separately for App Store customers, so this change won't impact what users see when they download apps.
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