Wi-Fi sniffing apps says bye bye to the App Store

Wi-Fi sniffing apps says bye bye to the App Store
In the last couple of weeks, it's apparent that Apple has come clean and hard on some of its apps – adding a new level of frustration with its developers. In another stunning turn of events, Apple has yanked all apps on the App Store that allows the iPhone to sniff out close by Wi-Fi networks. Instead of using the default Wi-Fi searching client on the phone, these apps functioned the same way but generally offered a cleaner and sometimes optimized interface. Some of the developers affected by all of this state that the apps were taken off because they utilized “private frameworks” to gather information on close by Wi-Fi networks. It follows after Apple has been rampant on cleaning out the App Store as the Cupertino based company banned sexually provocative content from the App Store a couple of weeks ago. The fear of being banned or completed removed is something that most developers are now following closely to their hearts as Apple continues its in-house cleaning.

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22 Comments

1. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Apple COMMUNISM at its finest. GO Android, WinMo!

2. chris2283

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 28, 2010

There's more bs on here every day about the friggin iphone. Lol i cant take it anymore, this site really should be called iphonearena..... lol

3. HanfordStore

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I Phone sucks, thats why!!!

4. HanfordStore

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

GO ANDROID!!!!!! iPhone sucks

7. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

Verizon fanboys... I thought the droid was going to destroy the iPhone. Numbers don't lie

13. HanfordStore

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

HAHA!!! The iPhone has nothing compared to the Droid. The iPhone does not have a 5 megapixel camera, no flash, no video recording (unless you get the 3Gs) NO HOME SCREEN!!! (the homescreen on an iPhone is A MENU NOT A HOMESCREEN). The internet browser is not as quick, you cant hold up to 6 web pages at once, and it does not have a dual processor. AND NO PHYSICAL KEYBOARD!!! LoL. I just named more than 5 things the iPhone CANNOT do, with out naming any applications. HAHA.

15. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Calm down. You're not convincing anyone about anything.

5. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

i might have to retire from making iphone apps if they keep doing this

6. HanfordStore

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Make an app for Android... Google actually rewards their app designers

11. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

so does apple you get 70% profit. so if a app is 99cent you get 70cent out of it and get a check from apple end of each month...bank $1500 one month for a magic 8ball application for $1.00.......but yeah your right at this rate i need to go to droid apps.

14. HanfordStore

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Google also gives you money for each app. AND google is also giving a free nexus one, to every app designer that sold over 250,000 apps. TOP THAT APPLE

8. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

this doesnt mean/do anything for any apple iphone..just go into options n looks for any OPEN wifi networks..not the closed which ones which I rarely find ANYWAYS

9. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Right exactly! The iPhone already sniffs out Wi-Fi hotspots, just make sure Wi-Fi is on, and Ask to Join Networks is on, and you'll get a little pop up whenever you're in range of a Wi-Fi hotspot you haven't connected to yet.

10. kilari

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 28, 2009

Evil iNazis. Keep loving Führer Jobs. Hes out for the furthering of the Apple "Master" Race. Once you guys exterminate all the other Smartphone OS' you'll rule the world. Really I just call Apples rise to power the "Fourth iReich" LOL. JK. But in all seriousness anyone who owns an iphone likes it in the butt. LOLOL.

12. dustinjc

Posts: 5; Member since: May 17, 2009

what a joke, don't kid yourselves there will never be a phone that can compare the the iphone

16. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Yeah, especially when Google pulls Youtube and Gmail off the iPhone there won't be... I can imagine it now in their AT&T, "The only phone that doesn't let you access youtube."

17. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

AT&T commercial*

18. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

Iphone sales alone will prevent that from happening. I would be more worried about Jobs doing it than Google. lol

20. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

dont forget flash 10.1! coming to everything but iphone..

19. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

i guess verizon was right, in a world that doesnt (iphone) droid does!! haha and people want iphones because???

21. Brian Burns unregistered

I tunes thats it...

22. Brian Burns unregistered

my I phone friends want my driod X

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