Super Mario Run
If you take a gander at the App Store today, you’ll see the first instance of an app being featured for editor’s choice – without being able to download it! To commemorate the inaugural game featuring Nintendo’s Mario character, Super Mario Run, Apple is utilizing a new “Notify” feature – where those who press the button will get notified when the game goes live in the store.
This notification allows for wait list or pre-order type functionality, which is a whole new world for mobile apps.
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