Apple Asks Developers To Make Apps Part of New Family Sharing Program
As we await for the OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 launch, Apple has asked developers to make their apps part of the new iTunes feature, Family Sharing. Family sharing is a new feature in iTunes, which allows purchased content to be shared between family members. Emails were sent out by Apple via iTunes Connect recently outlining Family Sharing and asking developers to opt-in to the new feature.
The new feature was revealed at WWDC 2014 on Monday and allows up to six family members to share purchased content. As long as the same credit card is used in the iOS and Mac App Stores, families can share the apps. Noted in the email, family calendars, shared photos, and current locations can all be shared as well between family members. Apple also set up parental controls which allow parents or guardian to approve purchases and downloads made by the children. Purchases can be accepted or rejected remotely by parents.
The company is urging developers to opt-in to the new Mac and iOS Paid Applications Agreement in iTunes Connect in regards to Family Sharing. Developers have the option to leave past purchases out of this feature
Source: Apple via AppleInsider