iPhone Apps Banned or Removed

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.

Apple pulls Launcher iOS app from App Store for its widget functionality

Apple pulls Launcher iOS app from App Store for its widget functionality

iOS 8 introduced a way to let developers add widgets to the Today section of the Notification Center, and since iOS 8’s release we’ve seen a lot of useful widgets. One such widget, called Launcher, however has been removed from the App Store today by Apple.

Apple posts new web page detailing Common App Rejections

Apple posts new web page detailing Common App Rejections

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.

Apple removes Secret app from the Brazilian App Store to comply with court ruling

Apple removes Secret app from the Brazilian App Store to comply with court ruling

Yesterday, Apple was ordered by a judge in Brazil to not only pull the anonymous social networking app Secret from the App Store, but also to remotely kill the app from user’s devices that already have it installed.

9to5Mac now reports that Apple has complied with the ruling by removing the Secret app from the App Store. 

Swell Radio service shuts down following Apple acquisition

Swell Radio service shuts down following Apple acquisition

A report from yesterday said that Apple was close to acquiring Swell, the Pandora for talk-radio 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.