Creepy apps to be banned

3 September 2014

mobile apps Apple have stated that they've warned software developers that there'll be no more apps in their store that are "plain creepy".

Apple's app store review guidelines have been updated and they now say: "If your app doesn't do something useful, unique or provide some form of lasting entertainment, or if your app is plain creepy, it may not be accepted."

This isn't the first time they've tried to tackle questionable content - a while ago, they binned an app which showed you the location of women around you that had checked into Foursquare.

"If your app looks like it was cobbled together in a few days, or you're trying to get your first practice app into the store to impress your friends, please brace yourself for rejection," they added.

"We have lots of serious developers who don't want their quality apps to be surrounded by amateur hour."

And what are you developers going to do about it? Cry to your mums? Apple aren't fussed. They said that there's no use "running to the press" to "trash us" for rejecting apps, because that "never helps".

Tough talk from a bunch of spotty hippies from California.

TOPICS:   Mobile

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