Apple has now announced that it is stealing a Catalogs category, as good as a Educational and Dice subcategory (under Games) from a App Store.
Apple has sent out emails to developers who are influenced by this change, those that have apps now listed underneath a Catalogs difficulty or Dice subcategory.
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Apps now listed underneath a Educational or Dice subcategory of Games will simply be found underneath a general Games category, unless developers name an swap subcategory.
The Games territory of a App Store allows developers to name adult to dual discretionary subcategories to serve labour their placement.
Many of these categories are really small, representing low volumes of downloads, and it is expected that Dice is one of these — hence a removal. It is a bit of a warn that a Educational territory is not really popular, though.
With a dismissal of a Dice and Educational subcategory options, apps in a Games territory can now be listed as Action, Arcade, Board, Card, Casino, Family, Music, Puzzle, Racing, Role-Playing, Simulation, Sports, Strategy, Trivia and Word titles.
For apps now listed underneath a ‘Catalogs’ category, Apple will automatically quit influenced apps to a Shopping difficulty on Nov 6, 2017. Developers are giveaway to name a some-more applicable choice during will.
Apple doesn’t give an reason as to because a difficulty is being private though it is possibly due to miss of poignant downloads to transparent a existence, or an editorial simplification where many apps will fit improved as ‘Shopping’ apps anyway.
To be clear, nothing of a apps in these categories will be private from sale by Apple. It only affects where they are displayed in a App Store navigation.
Thanks Paul Hudson!