Setapp To Launch An Alternative iOS App Marketplace In The EU

Setapp, a subscription service for Mac apps, says that it will be one of the first alternative app marketplaces for the iPhone and intends to launch in April. This is after Apple will be forced to add support for third-party app stores when it releases iOS 17.4 to the public likely next week.

The support for so-called app marketplaces will mean that people are able to install their apps from somewhere other than the App Store.

MacPaw, the company behind Setapp, says that it will offer a “carefully selected assortment of apps” via a Setapp Mobile beta. The apps will cover a variety of different categories.

  • Productivity and Business Tools: Boost your efficiency with tools for managing your schedule, staying on track, personalizing your internet experience, and much more.
  • Creative and Design Software: Unlock your creative potential with intuitive tools designed for photo animation, document creation, and more.
  • Lifestyle and Productivity: Improve your daily routines with apps that help you build better habits, stay updated with the latest news, and efficiently manage your notes and ideas.
  • Utility Apps: Make everyday tasks easier with applications that enable you to share files effortlessly, monitor your spending, and streamline your idea organization process.
  • Specialized Professional Tools: Engage with advanced applications tailored for detailed document searches, comprehensive database management, and more.

Apple will need to release the iOS 17.4 update on or before the March 6 deadline after which the EU’s Digital Markets Act will require third-party app store support be offered.

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