Friday, August 7, 2020

App Store Requires Facebook Gaming App to Remove Games

Tim Hardwick:

Facebook today joined Microsoft in condemning Apple’s App Store policies, after the company was forced to remove the games feature from its Facebook Gaming app, which launches today on iOS.

In a statement given to The Verge, Facebook said it has had its Gaming app rejected multiple times by Apple in recent months, but Apple cited its App Store guidelines to justify the rejections, claiming the primary purpose of the Facebook Gaming app is to play games.

Facebook says it shared usage data with Apple from its Android Facebook Gaming app that showed 95 percent of activity involves watching streams, but it was unable to change Apple’s stance on the matter.


Tim Cook last week: ’We Want to Get Every App We Can on the Store, Not Keep Them Off’

See also: Seth Schiesel.


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Old Unix Geek

Cue, some sort of anti-monopoly investigation against Apple... which would be a good thing.

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