For a long time, software and games for computers and console have provided consumers the ability to pre-order a product if the publisher makes the product available for pre-order. However, when it comes to smartphones, developer or publishers announces the release date of the application and when the date finally arrives, the app becomes visible in app stores. However, Apple has now brought the ability to pre-order an application from the app store.
The latest feature of App Store was first spotted by Mac Stories. Thanks to the latest offerings, developers will now be able to offer their applications for pre-order up to three months ahead of the release. And when the application is available in the App Store, it will automatically be downloaded onto the device of the customers.
The documentation reads, “Now you can make your new apps available for pre-order on all Apple platforms. Customers can see your product page and order your app before it’s released for download. Once your app is released, customers will be notified and your app will automatically download to their device. For paid apps, customers will be charged before download.”
While it might be the first time you are hearing about this feature, Apple tested out the pre-ordering feature with Nintendo’s Super Mario Run earlier last year. It seems that the tech giant is satisfied with the responses it got from users and developers alike as the feature is finally open to all of the developers as of now.