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The iOS App Business for Retailers is About To Get a Little Crazy

June 4th, 2014
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MacRumors reports that iOS8 features the app for nearby retailers showing up on your phone’s lock screen. For example, if you are in a Starbucks, the Starbucks app icon will appear on your lock screen:

ios8 location alerts

 

“It appears that Apple will also suggest apps that are not installed when visiting certain locations. For example, a Twitter user who did not have the Costco app installed had a Costco app icon pop up when at local Costco, which took him to the App Store where he could download the app. “

If you are a business with a physical location that customers visit, be prepared to be hounded by app developers.


Tags: Apple Maps

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Vault NW // Jun 5, 2014 at 4:52 am

    That could actually be very annoying IMO. wonder if it constantly alerts you of this so if your walking in a Mall every shot you walk past the just goes mental with different kinds of apps. That would really do my head in.

  • 2 Andrew Shotland // Jun 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I am guessing it doesn’t buzz you about the icon unless you set it to. But it could get crazy in a mall with every shop’s icon competing for the real estate.

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