iPhone Apps Banned or Removed

Launcher headed back to iOS App Store after removal last year [Update: You can download it now]

Launcher headed back to iOS App Store after removal last year [Update: You can download it now]

In 2014, Launcher was removed from the App Store due to the widget functionality that was implemented inside of its Today widget, found within Notification Center.

Apple rejects GIF Finder update for ridiculous ‘copyright’ reasons

Apple rejects GIF Finder update for ridiculous ‘copyright’ reasons

The developer of GIF Finder, a relatively popular app in the iOS App Store with over 90,000 downloads, had to remove his app from the App Store after Apple rejected an update for it because of copyright issues.

Apple rejecting games for screenshots depicting guns or violence

Apple rejecting games for screenshots depicting guns or violence

Pocket Gamer reports that according to multiple developers Apple’s App Review team has been rejecting games and updates, which include screenshots that depict violence such as people holding guns, being maimed or killed.

Apple reverses decision once again; tells developer to add the calculator back to Nintype keyboard

Apple reverses decision once again; tells developer to add the calculator back to Nintype keyboard

Nintype is an iOS 8 keyboard that supports two-handed swipe gestures, and comes packed with a ton of functionality. One such feature is a calculator inside the keyboard, to let users quickly perform calculations without leaving the app they’re currently using.

Drafts reinstates Notification Center widget after Apple reverses decision

Drafts reinstates Notification Center widget after Apple reverses decision

Ever since the launch of iOS 8, and the introduction Notification Center widgets, some developers have run into trouble with Apple’s review policy for apps in the App Store.

Apple backtracks, lets Transmit restore ‘Send To’ iCloud Drive feature

Apple backtracks, lets Transmit restore ‘Send To’ iCloud Drive feature

Apple asks developer behind Drafts to remove its Notification Center note creation feature

Apple asks developer behind Drafts to remove its Notification Center note creation feature

Ever since the launch of iOS 8, and the availability of widgets within Notification Center, many developers have run into problems with Apple and the implementation of those widgets.

Apple cracks down on Neato, tells developer to remove note taking feature from Notification Center

Apple cracks down on Neato, tells developer to remove note taking feature from Notification Center

As Apple showcased widgets within Notification Center, the possibilities seemed endless for developers to extend an app’s ability. For some, though, it hasn’t been a smooth road.

Apple reverses controversial decision banning calculator Notification Center widget

Apple reverses controversial decision banning calculator Notification Center widget

Yesterday, the developer of PCalc received a message from Apple asking him to remove the calculator widget from his app within three weeks. The decision was quite surprising, not only because of how useful the widget was, but also because Apple had featured PCalc in the App Store under the Great Notification Center widgets section.

Apple asks PCalc developer to remove calculator Notification Center widget [Updated]

Apple asks PCalc developer to remove calculator Notification Center widget [Updated]

With iOS 8, developers can create widgets for their app, that are shown in the Today section of the Notification Center. One widget that caught our eye was PCalc, that let you quickly access a calculator widget.