Reader apps can now link users outside of the App Store for account signups
What you need to know
- Apple has updated its policy concerning reader apps on the App Store.
- Reader apps can now link users to devleoper websites for account creation.
- Apps had previously not been allowed to link to an external website for this purpose.
Reader apps can now link to the developer's website for account creation.
In a news update (opens in new tab) on the Apple Developer website, the company announced that reader apps can now link their users to the developer's website for account creation and account management. This will allow users of reader apps to create and manage accounts oustide of the app itself.
The types of apps that can take advantage of this are apps that "provide one or more of the following digital content types — magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, or video — as the primary functionality of the app."
Developers who want to learn more about implementing the External Link Account Entitlement for their reader app can check out more information on the Apple Developer website (opens in new tab).
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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.