As smartphone market grew since the earlier days of smartphone, the number of applications in the app stores has gone higher. Thanks to large amount of applications for both Android and iOS, both stores contain thousands of misleading applications. While Apple over the years has taken steps to clear out misleading applications, there are different applications that make their way in the app store. In order to protect the users from using misleading applications, Apple has introduced its updated developer guidelines to curtail misleading apps in the app store.
According to the latest guidelines, the company will ban applications that contains content or services it does not offer. According to the latest guideline, all of the virus and malware scanning applications will be removed from the app store altogether since iOS isolates third party applications from the core operating system. Over a long period of time, these applications have led users to infect their devices with viruses and malwares in the similar ways of a PC.
In past, Apple removed similar applications but there was no official words on the matter. Now, the updated developer guideline contains the prohibited applications. The guideline notes, “Similarly, you should not market your app on the App Store or offline as including content or services that it does not actually offer (e.g. iOS-based virus and malware scanners). Egregious or repeated behavior is grounds for removal from the Developer Program.”
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