29.11.2010 in Android Development, iphone development by admin 61

Apple Bans Android Magazine App by Mediaprovider From App Store

android vs appleMedia Watch has reported that Android Magasinet, a magazine app from Danish company Media provider has been rejected from Apple’s App Store because of its extensive Android operating system content. This incident has stirred accusations like Apple being too ‘far-reaching’ and ‘hypocritical’.

There’s already an Android news app available in the App Store called Androidworld Reader, as well as various apps that have content about other operating systems. But Mediaprovider’s Brian Dixen told Media Watch that his app, Android Magasinet, was rejected primarily for its Android-focused content.

Dixen said that his other company apps got published in Apple’s app store with no problem and addded that Both iPhone Magasinet and Gear, apps that deal with iPhone info and news about consumer electronics respectively, are both available for download.

“It’s funny really because I don’t think we would sell many magazines on Android through Apple App Store, but the question is where this is going,” said Dixen, who thinks that Apple is too heavy-handed with its censorship.

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