App Store launches in 13 new countries

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App Store developers will now be able to reach customers in 13 new countries, according to an announcement on the iPhone Developer Program news page.

Apple has launched local versions of its App Store in Armenia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia, and Uganda—which is sure to come in handy should you ever get the urge to grab that brand new app while you're climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, or while making your way across the beautiful Sahara desert.

Because of the way the iPhone SDK agreement works, inclusion in the new App Stores is not automatic—instead, developers need to log in to Apple's iTunes Connect portal and request that their apps be added to the new distribution channels.

In Apple's quarterly financial conference call last month, the company said the App Store was available in 77 countries—this update brings that total to 90.

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