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Best app names affected by Apple's new 50-character limit

09-01-2016, 03:08 PM
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Best app names affected by Apple's new 50-character limit

Now Apple have announced that app names will be limited to 50 characters, what are your favourite app titles that will have to be shortened?

The first one that leaps to mind for me is AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration), which is 58 characters.
09-02-2016, 05:57 AM
no need to worry now, right?

Rather controversial move by Apple.

Actually, most of the app title main parts (say before '-') are being shown on user devices after the installation is complete and they are less than 50 characters. Example: Crossy Road - Endless Arcade Hopper in the App Store goes as just 'Crossy Road' on your device. Second parts of the app title are mostly used for SEO purposes to increase the app visibility in search results and are not visible on the app page on your mobile device (or are clipped)

Moreover, we read that these Apple's changes applies to new apps and updates your planning to realease after September, 7th. Not sure that Apple will automatically ban all the apps with more than 50 chars in their titles on September, 7th.

The thing is that from now on the devs should start thinking how to refine their second parts of app titles which contains mostly promotional words.

This initiative could be Apple's intention to push devs to use Search Ads.