Apple to expand App Store to 20 new countries
Apple is expanding its App Store to 20 new countries later this year, the company announced in a post on its developer portal.
The post reads, “We’re pleased 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.”
The App Store is currently available in 155 countries and vaunts over $155 billion in developer earnings — just from sales of apps and in-app purchases.
Apple has asked developers to accept the updated Program License Agreement by signing in to their account on the Apple Developer website.
The post explains, “To allow your app to appear in these new countries, your membership Account Holder first needs to accept the updated Program License Agreement by signing in to their account on the Apple Developer website. If you have a Paid Applications Agreement, the Account Holder will also need to accept this updated agreement in App Store Connect. You can then select the ‘New Countries or Regions’ checkbox in the Pricing and Availability section of your app information page to automatically make your app available in all new countries.”
Apple hasn’t mentioned when the 20 new countries will be available on the App Store, however, it urges developers to update their information by April 10, 2020, in order to make sure their app is ready to be published as content initially becomes available across new locations.
As reported by 9to5, the new locations include:
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Apple also explained it will let developers know when they can choose from specific new countries and update the default subscription pricing for these locations.