The App Store has been a phenomenal success, but one frequent complain developers have is Apple’s opaque app review process. Although Apple has laid out a strict set of rules for iOS apps to be approved, many of these rules aren’t applied uniformly leading to confusion and uncertainty.
iPhone Apps Banned or Removed
Yesterday,Â Apple wasÂ ordered by a judge in Brazil to not only pull the anonymous social networking appÂ Secret from the App Store, but also to remotely kill the app from userâ€™s devices that already have it installed.
A report from yesterdayÂ said that Apple was close to acquiringÂ Swell, the Pandora for talk-radioÂ service, for $30 million. The acquisition seems to have been completed as the Swell website says the service has shut down, and the app has been pulled from the App Store.
The popularity of iOS game Flappy Bird and the developerâ€™s subsequent move to take the app down from the App Store has surprised a number of people. It has also led to the creation of dozens and dozens of Flappy Bird clones that are trying to cash in on the popularity of the original title.
Rumor: Flappy Bird may have been removed from the App Store on Nintendo’s request [Update: Nintendo denies it]
You may have probably heard by now thatÂ Dong Nguyen,Â the developer ofÂ Flappy Bird, the unexpected smash hit, that broke records for its atmospheric climb to the top of iOS App Store charts, has removed the game from the App Store.
As promised, Dong Nguyen,Â the developer ofÂ FlappyBird, has removed the game from the App Store.
Last year, Nokia released an iOS app for its mapping service called â€śHERE,â€ť possibly to try to fill the void caused by the removal of the stock Google Maps app from iOS. The company has now pulled Here Maps from the App Store, citing changes in iOS 7 that â€śharm user experience.â€ť