Oops, they did it again: More App Store follies

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Would you be shocked to be taught that right here within the 12 12 months of the App Retailer, the vagaries of the approval course of have nonetheless not gotten ironed out?

In all probability not, however doesn’t it look like they need to have on Apple’s aspect, not less than greater than they’ve been to this point? At any charge, it occurred once more.

On Sunday, the makers of iSH, a Linux shell app for iOS, indicated that their app was going to be faraway from the App Retailer on Monday for what Apple claimed was a violation of part 2.5.2 of the corporate’s Evaluation Pointers.

When you’re not accustomed to all of the sections of the App Retailer Evaluation Pointers, effectively, what have you ever been studying for the previous 10 years? Books? How effectively has that turned out for you? Anyway, part 2.5.2 says, amongst different issues, that apps might not:

…obtain, set up, or execute code which introduces or modifications options or performance of the app…

Mainly, apps aren’t allowed to vary themselves by execution of distant code after they’re downloaded. Is smart. You may’t put up a spreadsheet app that has a button that downloads code and turns it right into a furry porn app.

God is aware of we’ve tried, however you possibly can’t try this.

Scripting apps, like iSH, appear to trigger loads of confusion with this rule. They execute code on the behest of the person, generally even downloading packages from different locations, however they by no means cease being the identical scripting apps they had been. The code is executed by the app, however it doesn’t change it. Because the builders of iSH level out, even Apple gives scripting apps. So, what’s the fuss?

In keeping with the builders in a put up to their web site over the weekend:


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