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Apple App Store for web gets iOS-like redesign

The new interface shows a notice to help you identify apps specific to iOS or Mac platform.

  • Published: January 19, 2018 9:02 AM IST
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With iOS 11, Apple revamped the interface of its App Store for mobile. Now, the company has extended its new design to the web interface. Apple’s App Store for the web now boasts the same clean interface with large icons as seen on the mobile version.

The new interface features a minimal design with a larger app icon, and name placed in the left, followed by screenshots from the app, and then related information placed below. If you recall, earlier the text-heavy descriptions dominated the front of the app page with the main icon of the app and developer details tucked in a non-noticeable fashion on the left.

The app preview page begins with a notice to indicate if the app you have looked up for is specific to iOS or Mac platform. For iOS apps, the notice reads, “This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.” For Mac apps, it shows, “Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.”

As MacRumors states, the change to the web interface of the App Store follows the launch of iTunes version 12.7, which eliminated the built-in App Store for iOS apps. Now the iOS apps can be installed directly on the iPhone or iPad without the requirement for first installing them on a Mac, and then transferring to an iOS device.

With the new interface in tune with the iOS 11 interface on the iOS devices, the experience is much more linear and fluid than before.

Meanwhile, Apple announced grant worth $2,500 to its employees after the new tax law roll out in the US. In a letter to the employees, CEO Tim Cook announced that the company will be investing in its most important resource – its people. The bonus in restricted stock units will be granted to most employees in the coming months.

  • Published Date: January 19, 2018 9:02 AM IST