HT TECH wants to start sending you push notifications. Click allow to subscribe

New iPhone update, iOS 17.5 beta 2, brings Web Distribution to EU developers- What it means

Apple has launched iOS 17.5 beta 2, introducing the Web Distribution sideloading feature for developers in the European Union. This new option allows developers to offer their apps for direct download from their websites.

By: HT TECH
Updated on: Apr 17 2024, 18:41 IST
Apple expands app distribution options with web sideloading in iOS 17.5 (Apple)

Apple has rolled out iOS 17.5 beta 2, bringing a new Web Distribution sideloading feature to developers in the European Union. This move follows Apple's recent announcement of this feature, which aims to provide developers with an additional distribution option under the Digital Markets Act.

Web Distribution: A New Avenue for EU Developers

Web Distribution allows developers in the EU to offer their apps for direct download from their own websites. This new feature comes as the third distribution option for developers in the region, alongside the App Store and other available platforms.

You may be interested in

Mobiles Tablets Laptops
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max 1TB
  • Black Titanium
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1 TB Storage
₹199,900
Buy now
4% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
  • Titanium Black
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
₹129,999₹134,999
Buy now
5% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
  • Black Titanium
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹127,990₹134,900
Buy now
10% OFF
Apple iPhone 15
  • Black
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹71,590₹79,900
Buy now
Acer Swift Go SFG14 41 NX KG3SI 002 Laptop
  • Pure Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹54,990
Check details
Acer Aspire 5 A515 57G Laptop Core I5 12th Gen 16 GB 512 GB SSD Windows 11 UN K9TSI 002
  • Gray
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹54,990
Check details
Asus VivoBook 15 X515JA BQ322WS Laptop
  • Transparent Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹32,990
Check details
Acer Aspire 3 A315 24 NX KDESI 004 Laptop
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹32,790
Check details
3% OFF
Apple iPad Pro 12 9 2022 WiFi 2TB
  • Silver
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 2 TB Storage
₹216,191₹222,900
Buy now
3% OFF
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 WiFi 1TB
  • Silver
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 1 TB Storage
₹147,328₹151,900
Buy now
Apple iPad Pro 12 9 2022 WiFi plus Cellular 256GB
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
₹122,900
Buy now
3% OFF
Apple iPad Pro 11 2022 WiFi plus Cellular 512GB
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB Storage
₹108,532₹111,900
Buy now

Also read: iPhone 16 Pro launch: Apple may offer 256GB storage for the base model- All the details

Also read: Looking for a smartphone? To check mobile finder click here.

To take advantage of Web Distribution, developers must opt into Apple's new App Store business terms. This includes paying a Core Technology Fee of €0.50 for each first annual install over one million in the past 12 months. Additionally, apps distributed through the web must comply with Apple's notarization guidelines and can only be installed from registered website domains in App Store Connect.

Apple's Commitment to User Safety

In a statement on its Developer website, Apple emphasised its commitment to user safety and platform integrity. The company will provide developers with access to APIs that facilitate web distribution, integration with system functionality, and backup and restore options for users.

Also read: iPhone 15 Pro Desperado Mafia model launched at over 6.5 lakh- All details about this luxury iPhone from Caviar

When users download an app from a developer's website for the first time, they will encounter a series of screens explaining the implications of granting the developer permission to install apps. After Face ID authentication, users will go through a three-step installation process, during which Apple's Notarization system will provide clear information about the app, including its name, developer, description, screenshots, and system age rating.

Simplifying App Installation

One of the notable aspects of this new feature is that users only need to grant permission for app installations once per developer. For instance, if Meta adopts Web Distribution for its apps in the EU, users will only need to approve Meta's ability to install apps on their device once. Subsequent app installations from Meta will not require additional permissions.

One more thing! We are now on WhatsApp Channels! Follow us there so you never miss any updates from the world of technology. ‎To follow the HT Tech channel on WhatsApp, click here to join now!

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on ,Twitter, Facebook, , and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 17 Apr, 18:41 IST
Tags:

Sale

Mobiles Tablets Laptops
17% OFF
Apple iPhone 13 256GB
  • Blue
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
₹57,999₹69,900
Buy now
5% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Pro
  • Black Titanium
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹127,990₹134,900
Buy now
11% OFF
Apple iPhone 15
  • Black
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
₹70,999₹79,900
Buy now
7% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Black Titanium
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
₹148,900₹159,900
Buy now
2% OFF
Apple iPad Pro 11 WiFi Cellular 512GB
  • Silver
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 512 GB Storage
₹109,900₹111,900
Buy now
2% OFF
Apple iPad Pro 11 WiFi 512GB
  • Silver
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 512 GB Storage
₹109,900₹111,900
Buy now
2% OFF
Apple iPad Pro 12 9 2021 WiFi plus Cellular 512GB
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB Storage
₹139,900₹142,900
Buy now
2% OFF
Apple iPad Pro 12 9 2022 WiFi plus Cellular 512GB
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB Storage
₹154,900₹157,900
Buy now
38% OFF
Acer Aspire 3 A315 24 NX KDESI 004 Laptop
  • Silver
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹32,790₹52,999
Buy now
27% OFF
Infinix INBook X1 Neo XL22 Laptop Intel Celeron Quad Core 8 GB 256 GB SSD Windows 11
  • Blue
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD
₹21,990₹29,990
Buy now
26% OFF
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603ZM K8034WS Laptop
  • Off Black
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB SSD
₹72,990₹97,990
Buy now
18% OFF
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 GX650PZ NM047WS Laptop
  • Black
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 2 TB SSD
₹219,990₹266,990
Buy now
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS