The Weekly News Wr(app) – August 2nd – August 8th, 2021

Weekly News For You To Stay Updated With The App Industry

The app industry is seeing new app features and innovation, apps raising funds and governments launching their own apps. We look forward to keeping developers and users in sync with the latest news around the whole app ecosystem and everything new that goes on in the app world.

Here is a Weekly News Wr(app) for you:

Apple Decreasing App Store Prices in the UK, South Africa, and Many European Countries

Tweet: App and in-app purchase pricing is set to decrease in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and all territories that use the Euro currency. The pricing of auto-renewable subscriptions will not change.

Source: bit.ly/3xyY45x

Epic, Spotify support bill designed to curb app store operators

 The bill seeks to ban app market operators from forcing certain payment systems on developers by unfairly using their position.

Source: bit.ly/2Vxspo6

BYJU’S acquires AR startup Whodat

BYJU'S has made its seventh acquisition in 2021. It is taking full ownership of Bengaluru-based AR and computer vision startup Whodat to expand its product lines.

Source: https://bit.ly/3AkJDn6

BharatPe joins unicorn club with $370M infusion led by Tiger Global at $2.85B valuation

BharatPe was valued at around $900 million prior to this round of funding. In this latest round, the new investors also included Dragoneer Investment Group and Steadfast Capital.

Source: bit.ly/3yxT0zC

Earthquake alert: Uttarakhand launches 'Bhookamp Alert' app for early warning

This app will send early warning messages to people before the earthquake. It will also help in tracking the location of people stuck during the earthquake and will send the alert to the authorities concerned.

Source: bit.ly/3jG7pmO

Short video app Lomotif eyes India launch in the next 3 months

 Despite the presence of homegrown alternatives such as Chingari, Roposo, Mitron, and ShareChat's Moj, a new player Lomotif will be added to the mix soon.

Source: bit.ly/3lHOyL3

India’s first women-led unicorn readies its IPO

Nykaa, India’s top e-commerce site for beauty products, has filed documents for an IPO that could value it at $4bn.

Source: bit.ly/3ixWbSk

Swadesi Opens Virtual Doors with an App and Webstore

With close to 1,000 vendors on board and counting, Swadesi is encouraging more Indian brands to be registered as vendor partners and be a part of Swadesi’s constantly growing ecosystem of brands that reflect India’s globally relevant products.

Source: bit.ly/2VvrW5R

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