On 24th March, Apple announced that the App Store will be expanding to twenty new countries starting next month: Maldives, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Georgia, Iraq, Lybia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Rwanda, Serbia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Zambia.
Apple: Thanks to the creativity and innovation of developers like you, the App Store has become much more than the world's safest marketplace. This wide-reaching platform has helped generate over $155 billion in developer earnings — just from sales of apps and in-app purchases.
Currently, App Store gives the opportunity to connect with users in 155 countries or regions. With this expansion, developers will be able to increase the impact and grow their business in new markets.
The company states that there are some steps that developers need to take in order to ensure their apps are available to users when the App Store launches in these new countries. Apple recommends that developers complete the necessary steps by April 10, 2020, in order for their apps to be available right away.