Apple has pulled a crime reporting app from the App Store less than a week after it was launched. Vigilante alerted users to nearby crimes as soon as they were reported to police, but it’s thought Apple removed it due to safety concerns.
iPhone Apps Banned or Removed
Few days back, well-known hacker and security researcher, Stefan Esser aka i0n1c had released an app called System and Security Info that detected if your iPhone has been secretly jailbroken.
A password-stealing Instagram app that was pulled from the App Store last November has returned under new names. InstaAgent by Turker Bayram is now being offered as “Who Cares With Me – InstaDetector” and “InstaCare – Who Cares With Me” — both of which are just as malicious as the original.
The iOS version of the popular indie game, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, was rejected by Apple due to themes of violence toward children according to the game publisher.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier this week, Panic, the developers of popular iOS FTP app Transmit, were forced to remove the ‘Sent To’ feature, that let users send files to cloud services like iCloud Drive, Dropbox, etc.