So if I wanted to share the direct link to an app with someone in another country, then if their country also has the app, will the link be of any help to them, or should I just tell them to search for such and such?
I am not certain . If you post a link for an App in the US store it opens in the US store, Then when you try to buy it it will say you are not authorized to buy from that store.
It would make sense to tell them the search options.
I wonder so if I could gift an App to someone outside of the US ?
There are a few things to keep in mind, most importantly that both you and the gift recipient must be on the same regional App Store. For example, a friend on the French App Store won’t be able to accept the app I bought them on the US store.
Maybe legal issues are getting in the way?
Interestingly, the same article points out something I wasn't aware of: You can no longer gift apps via your iOS device. You have to go to the iTunes store on your Mac or PC.
It's a legal issue.
Like I said I have an german Apple account too. But some Apps (mostly TV) will still not work living in the US.
I should try to turn of location service and see if that makes a difference?
So even if you are US citizen if you go on vacation to some other country some Apps (mainly media type) will not work.