This Week in Apps WWDC23, ByteDance pushes Lemon8 ahead of TikTok ban, T2 capitalizes on Twitter chaos

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  • Because of these challenges, it’s been difficult to find classical works on traditional music streaming apps.In the new app, users can search for works using keyword combinations that include composer, work, opus number, conductor, artist, instrument or even the work’s name.
  • Prior to Monday, the Lemon8 app had never before ranked in the Top 200 Overall Charts in the U.S., according to app store intelligence provided to TechCrunch by firm confirmed that such a quick move from being an unranked app to being No.
  • The hope was to…— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) March 26, 2023Image Credits: Lemon8As U.S. lawmakers moved forward with their plans for a TikTok ban or forced sale, the app’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, began driving another of its social platforms into the Top Charts of the U.S. App Store.
  • 9 on the App Store’s Top Apps chart, excluding games.This is a dramatic chart climb for the little-known app and one that points to paid user acquisition efforts powering this surge.
  • This data helps Apple Music subscribers find recordings across the catalog through the app’s specialized search engine built for classical music.As Apple explains, classical works have multiple movements and tracks, while famous pieces have hundreds of recordings with different orchestras, conductors and soloists.
  • Apple Music Classical’s editors created over 700 playlists to guide listeners through 800 years of music and plans to add more over time.Apple Music Classical is now available for download to everyoneImage Credits: ArcA buzzy new desktop web browser Arc has been rethinking how browsers should work.
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