Apple begins another major cleanup

In an email to developers, Apple informs them that iOS apps will be removed from the App Store because they haven’t been updated for some time. In order to avoid such a withdrawal, they have 30 days to submit an update which will be evaluated.

The Verge reports the cases of several developers affected by this turn of the screw, with in particular a misunderstanding on the part of game developers or independents. If applicable, the measure does not affect users who have already installed an application deemed obsolete, including for in-app purchases.

This kind of initiative from Apple is nothing new. It refers to app store improvements. It is stipulated the establishment of a ” process of evaluating apps and removing apps that no longer work as expected, do not meet current evaluation criteria, or are obsolete.

Apple has its reasons

Apple puts forward a goal to make it easy for App Store users to find apps that meet their needs, and to ensure that available apps are functional and up-to-date.

However, and especially for video games, criticism of cleaning in the App Store relates to the fact that old applications should remain available, like old video games on consoles.

Remember that from 1is Next November, the Google Play Store will also crack down on apps for Android considered obsolete which will be hidden from new users, depending on the version of Android fitted to their devices.

Source: GNT – actualités by

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