Apple has repeatedly denied Facebook’s new Gaming app from appearing in its App Store, citing its own rules.
This type of thing is why I abandoned iPhone. Open markets are better than closed ones in nearly every way.
Anti competitive. Someone really needs to look into this. These phone stores is more of a monopoly than what Microsoft was doing back in the day with Windows, yet these companies are outright rejecting competition today. At least Microsoft was trying to mask it back then haha.
This isn't about Microsoft. The company must always be on your mind bud.
You only figured this out now?
Apple is so greedy and arrogant they're the Activision of tech companies.
last iphone i had was iphone 4 i think. android is just better for me(personal opinion) apple is greedy on another level when it comes to everything. Like how they didn't use USB type C for so long and kept selling their own lighting cables for so long and now they will introduce type c and act like they invented it and giving their users the best thing since sliced bread. They are the ultimate take as little risk as possible and stay behind competition tech wise for years because apple fanboys keep buying. USB type c is in next gen consoles controllers yet iphone still doesn't have it haha
Currently facing rejections on App store connect as well. It's the worst damn experience I've encountered in a long while. Clause 4.3 apparently, even though the concept is radically different from the so called "spam" apps, and build from the ground up. Heavily considering just releasing on Android and be done with it.
Good. They should be filtering out abusive HTML5 updates from the App Store. They are within their rights and executing to protect regular Joes and seriously... anyone arguing this is flat out ignorant.
This is not Apple being some benevolent overlord, protecting their customers. This is Apple removing what they feel is competition. From the article: ---- Apple rejected that version, they said, citing Section 4.7 of its app rules, which state that HTML5 games are allowed “as long as code distribution isn’t the main purpose of the app” and “the code is not offered in a store or store-like interface,” among other restrictions. But the initial version of the Gaming app that Facebook showed to Apple was similar to the Android version, listing games by category in a manner that could be interpreted as “store-like.” ---- And whatever might end up on Apple is just going to be a worse app: "The company is considering releasing Facebook Gaming on Apple devices without playable games at all, the people with knowledge of the social network said. Another option, they said, is continuing to make playable games even more difficult for users to find within the app." So either removing the games from the gaming app, or making games even harder to find - even after they've removed lists, removed colorful icons, removed genres, removed sorting...I don't know how one could view this is a good thing.
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