This may come as a surprise, but the writing’s been on the wall for iFanzine for some time now. Over the past few years, like a number of other long-running iOS gaming sites, iFanzine fell into increasing financial difficulty due to dwindling (read: near non-existent) ad sales and external factors like Apple abruptly killing its App Store affiliate program. I tried everything I could think of to generate revenue and keep the site afloat during 2017 and 2018, but ultimately none of it was enough and here we are.
It’s pretty wild how many of us (TouchArcade included) were just holding on by a thread with the App Store affiliate program being the last remaining thing keeping them afloat. Apple
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Either way, the creator of iFanzine is moving on to another project called