(Image source: Dazed Info)



BY JASMINE BAILEY


Still looking for that perfect gift for someone for the holidays? Well, how about an app?


CNet reports — iOS users can now directly send a paid app from Apple’s app store to someone as a gift. It was originally available on iOS 5 but was dropped when iOS 6 debuted.


According to TechRadar…
“All you have to do is open the App Store on your iOS device and choose the paid app you'd like to give. Click the Share button in the top right, and a Gift icon will appear. Tap it, and enter your Apple ID password…Enter your recipient's email address, select the date for [sending] …and a color theme… and you’re done.”

 

And AppleInsider notes the Send Gift feature allows for multiple recipients, making it easier to share popular apps with friends and family.


But a writer for The Next Web isn’t satisfied, calling the feature “obscure” and saying it doesn’t stand out enough.


“The new gifting procedure in the App Store is a bit awkward. It requires that you tap the action button …to bring up the action sheet. There’s no indication that [the feature is available]…and I think that it’s likely a lot of people aren’t going to know that it’s there.”



Oh, and if you think you're going to get over and “buy” someone a free app— think again, because the Send Gift feature only works it you cough up some cash


 

 

Apple iOS Users Can Now Send Apps As Gifts

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Dec 14, 2012

Apple iOS Users Can Now Send Apps As Gifts

 

(Image source: Dazed Info)



BY JASMINE BAILEY


Still looking for that perfect gift for someone for the holidays? Well, how about an app?


CNet reports — iOS users can now directly send a paid app from Apple’s app store to someone as a gift. It was originally available on iOS 5 but was dropped when iOS 6 debuted.


According to TechRadar…
“All you have to do is open the App Store on your iOS device and choose the paid app you'd like to give. Click the Share button in the top right, and a Gift icon will appear. Tap it, and enter your Apple ID password…Enter your recipient's email address, select the date for [sending] …and a color theme… and you’re done.”

 

And AppleInsider notes the Send Gift feature allows for multiple recipients, making it easier to share popular apps with friends and family.


But a writer for The Next Web isn’t satisfied, calling the feature “obscure” and saying it doesn’t stand out enough.


“The new gifting procedure in the App Store is a bit awkward. It requires that you tap the action button …to bring up the action sheet. There’s no indication that [the feature is available]…and I think that it’s likely a lot of people aren’t going to know that it’s there.”



Oh, and if you think you're going to get over and “buy” someone a free app— think again, because the Send Gift feature only works it you cough up some cash


 

 

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