A new feature in iOS 8 uses your location to determine if there is a nearby business with an iOS app in the app store.
If an app is relevant based on your current location, it will recommend the app on your lock screen or in the app switcher.
For example, when you're near Starbucks, you'll notice a small Starbucks app icon in the lower left corner of your lock screen.
Touching and sliding up the icon, will either launch the app on your device, or take you to the app store where you can download it.
Although this feature is enabled by default, it takes only just a few seconds to turn it off.
Go into the settings and click on iTunes and app store from the list of options.
At the bottom of the page, you will find two switches.
My apps and app store.
The first one allows for alerts for apps you currently have installed, while the other alerts you about apps from the app store.
Slide one or both switches to the off position.
Based on your personal taste.
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