Apple Rejects New Game App Featuring 'Objectionable' Pepe The Frog

"These are the exact sort of apps that the App Store review process should be primarily looking to block", Gruber wrote on his Daring Fireball blog in response to Lin's research.

Coombs goes on to say that users will always be given the choice between "Never, When in Use and Always" when the app is first used, so you can have your Uber and uh, eat it too.

The other problem is Apple's relatively new app advertising system, App Store Search Ads, which Lin found several scam apps abusing. "It's downright mind boggling that this horrendous "Mobile protection:Clean & Security VPN" app made it all the way into the top 10 without getting flagged", he added.

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Careless? Foolhardy? Unaware? You might be taken aback by such a line of procedure, - if you even get to such a point in the first place - but it only takes just 200 active subscriptions to amass $56,000 every month for the developer and $24,000 for Apple. If app makers don't comply, they'll be removed from the App Store.

Yet it was briefly riding high with $80,000 (roughly £63,000/AU$106,000) per month in revenue according to Sensor Tower, so how did it succeed? Ads display a small blue icon signifying an advertisement, but otherwise, they're almost indistinguishable from search results.

This is pretty stupid, because we spent a ton of hours trying to get this to work on iOS and spent $99 on the developer license, and now we can't even post it to the App Store. They have been around for years (not just a few weeks) and have built up a loyal customer base thanks to their fast connections, secure encryption, and a wide range of overseas servers for users to choose from.

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The next hiccup is an in-app offer for a free antivirus trial that brings up Touch ID for verification that also initiates a seven-day auto-renewing subscription for $99.99 a week. Upon downloading and executing the app, Lin said it requests access, or "cccess" to the user's contacts; the only option provided is to agree.

"For full-time developers like myself, it's such a shock and disappointment to see the wrong behavior being rewarded". "Maybe this has been on their radar for awhile, but they haven't been taking it seriously enough". Search Ads is also one way these deceivers draw off money.

The app exposes several problems with the App Store now. "One of the problems is that most users don't even know that the top result on their search is a paid ad-they look nearly identical to the actual results".

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