Apple kills f.lux for iOS quoting a Developer Program Agreement violation
posted by Mihai A. / Nov 12, 2015, 10:36 PM
Unfortunately for those who actually liked the app, Apple has pulled the plug on the f.lux on iOS project quoting a violation of the Developer Program Agreement.
Since the f.lux iOS app needed special APIs to work its magic, the developers avoided the Apple Store route by asking potential users to side-load the app to their iOS devices. Apple's Xcode was updated to allow for app slide-loading a few months ago, but as it turns out, Apple has recently informed f.lux that the Developer Program Agreement doesn't allow for such promotion methods. As a result, the developers were forced to pull the download link for the iOS app.
Here's an official statement from the f.lux developers regarding the situation:
If this is the first time you're hearing about f.lux, the app filters the blue light of a screen based on the time of day. When the sun is up, the app allows the entire color spectrum to shine. During the night, however, the app filters the blue light, projecting a more yellowish tone.
For those that regularly use their iPhones or iPads in dark rooms, f.lux allowed for a less stressing reading experience. Furthermore, it is said that filtering the blue light of a display encourages better sleep as it prevents screens from interfering the body's circadian rhythm.
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Not sure how useful filtering blue light with these apps are. Any one actually found good results?
posted on Nov 12, 2015, 10:43 PM 0
It's a lot useful. Killing blue also decreases the brightness a lot(It's the same principle as stars: blue stars glow a lot brighter than red ones). Also blue light mimics the daylight and fools your brain that's it's not yet time to sleep. That results in disturbing the sleep cycle and in severe cases, insomnia. Blue light in night should be avoided at all costs, especially if your phone doesn't get as dim as you like. pro-tip: If you use a Samsung phone, switch to basic mode at night; it's a lot warmer.
posted on Nov 13, 2015, 12:26 AM 6
Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 2012
very useful! Screw Apple. They shouldn't have wasted their resources developing app for them instead they should have made Android app. I have been waiting for this app long time now. I know they are almost there with their Android app. I can't wait for this app to launch on Play store.
posted on Nov 13, 2015, 12:12 PM 1
Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010
Hah, Apple sucks.
posted on Nov 12, 2015, 10:55 PM 4
Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 2014
I use f.lux on all of my screens and Twilight for Android which does the same thing, basically it makes your screen look more red but I get a lot better sleep at night now than before without it.
posted on Nov 13, 2015, 8:28 AM 0
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