Monday, August 17, 2015


AppHub (comments):

Use git push to instantly update your iOS apps. Stop waiting weeks to iterate on your app. Just add our iOS framework and start pushing updates.


Section 3.3.2 of the iOS Developer Program explicitly permits this “provided that code does not change the primary or advertised purpose of the Application as submitted to the App Store.”


You can make changes to JavaScript code and assets (images, sounds, etc).


Yes, AppHub only supports React Native.


The PhoneGap app (and probably many others) has been pushing JS code without the need of Apple’s approval for a long time now, and Apple hasn’t had any problem with it. If this is not abused, to do things against the ToS, it is a really nice thing to have.

However, the very next guideline, 3.3.3, states:

Without Apple’s prior written approval or as permitted under Section 3.3.25 (In-App Purchase API), an Application may not provide, unlock or enable additional features or functionality through distribution mechanisms other than the App Store or VPP/B2B Program Site.

I wouldn’t plan on Apple continuing to approve applications that do this. However, if you are already using React Native, anyway, I guess you would not be risking very much by giving it a try.

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