“Last week, Apple quietly stopped distributing NetShare, put it back up, and now appears to have pulled it again. But what could we expect? It was a piece of software allowing users to transform their iPhones into Wi-Fi hotspots,” Mark Wilson reports for Gizmodo.
“This weekend, however, with no notice to the developer or reasonable explanation, Apple has pulled the popular free movie finder app Box Office from the App Store,” Wilson reports.
According to the report, the developer of Box Office received no notice from Apple that the app would be pulled or had any response to emails asking what’s going on:
I’m in regular contact with all my data providers, and none of them have had an issue with my app. Indeed, the response was the exact opposite. They like my app and have even asked if i would do custom application work for them in the future. Furthermore, all the data I use is licensed by the owners as ‘free for non commercial use’. i.e. precisely what Box Office is. So I’m stuck here not knowing what has happened, or what i can do about it.
Wilson hypothesizes, “There must be something going on under the surface—an undiscovered security flaw, maybe.”
Full article here.