Yesterday, Apple announced that its App Store has now expanded to new countries. According to the company, the App Store will further expand this year, adding support for 20 countries. Presently, the App Store now connects users in 155 countries. According to official Apple data, the App Store has more than 500 million visitors every week. This platform has helped developers generate more than $155 billion in revenue by selling apps and in-app purchases. The company wrote
“Thanks to the creativity and innovation of developers like you, the App Store has become much more than the world’s safest marketplace. It’s grown into a vibrant platform with great apps that influence culture and change lives, with over half a billion visitors each week. This wide-reaching platform has helped generate over $155 billion in developer earnings-just from sales of apps and in-app purchases. Today, the App Store gives you the opportunity to connect with users in 155 countries or regions. We’re happy to announce that the App Store will expand even farther this year with upcoming support for 20 new countries, allowing you to increase your impact and grow your business in new markets”
Apple App Store may enter the new regions in April
To be part of the app store in these new countries, developers need to follow the instructions from Apple.
- Developers’ member account holders need to first log in to their account on the Apple Developer website
- Accept the Program License Agreement update. Developers with Paid Applications Agreement also need to accept this new agreement in the App Store Connect.
- Select the “New Country or Region” checkbox in the “Price and Sales Scope” section of the App Information page
Apple also reminds developers to complete the above operations before April 10, 2020, to ensure that your app is ready for release. This also means that the Apple App Store will be available in these 20 new countries and regions as early as April.