Did you know: 6 apps that Apple banned from the App Store
posted by Victor H. / Dec 21, 2014, 5:04 PM
The Apple App Store is a desirable place to be for many developers: it's where most of the app money is made, and it opens your app up to the lucrative US market. However, on the flipside, it's also a tightly regulated walled garden that is not so easy or fast to get into (unlike, say, Google's Play Store).
What can be worse, though, is that the reasons for accepting or rejecting an app - despite the hundreds of pages of terms and conditions - do not seem perfectly clear, and such lack of clarity naturally tends to force people to auto-censor their apps. Some, however, have refused to do so, and have suffered the consequences in the form of a ban from the App Store.
While the ban is a logical decision for some of these apps, other banned apps seem to fall victim to political or corporate decisions. Check out the most notable banned apps from the App Store right below.
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Banned for bringing bad publicity to Apple.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 5:26 PM 9
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Aplle's guidelines are vague IMO. Bring them to android so we can play them.
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 5:38 PM 0
So Google can ban apps like tubemate from the play store?
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 6:04 PM 4
Since this app provides a service that breaches Google's terms of service quite clearly (all youtube download programs do). I hardly call it a vague guideline. Tubemate in the Appstore works differently, since it doesn't download youtube movies.
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 4:10 AM 2
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posted on Dec 22, 2014, 2:31 AM 0
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There isn't even a proper working tubemate app on app store! All youtube downloaders suck. Your only option is to downloading Documents 5 app=> copying youtube url=> pasting on online youtube downloader like clipconverter or catchonlinevideo=>download. That's tedious. The tubemate app on app store is a hoax! It doesn't work at all!
posted on Dec 21, 2014, 8:53 PM 2
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A lot of these seem satirical - and some of the more serious ones like drug dealing: well iTunes doesn't seem to mind that stuff in movies and music. Censorship is idiotic Apple, okay sure filter out porn and hate speech - but these apps are mostly satirical or just expressing real life themes!
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 12:01 AM 1
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