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.
Now, though, Apple has apparently decided to overrule its own decision when it comes to Launcher, and there are plans to get the app back into the iOS App Store soon. As soon as tomorrow, in fact, according to a report recently published by 9to5Mac. According to the app’s developer, Greg Gardner, Apple has changed its mind, but exactly why that happened is still unknown to him.
However, after Launcher was reviewed by Apple (after Gardner got two other, similar apps approved and released into the App Store), Gardner says the company has been forthcoming about loosening restrictions on widgets within the Today section in the Notification Center. That could happen over time, apparently, and doesn’t look like it will be something that happens overnight.
For Gardner, it means that Launcher will be available in the App Store tomorrow, six months after it was initially removed. For those interested in picking up Launcher when it becomes available tomorrow, keep an eye on the App Store.[via 9to5Mac]
Launcher is available in the App Store again. Launcher is available for free, and the Pro version is available for $3.99 as an in-app purchase. You can use the download link below. It is rolling out currently so it may take sometime to be available to everyone. Let us know your location, and if you were able to download it in the comments below.
@LauncherIOS If you get an "app not available" message, please try again in a few hours. It's still rolling out. Thanks.
— Launcher App (@LauncherIOS) March 18, 2015