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It is said that nearly 3,000 semi -active apps will be removed by the Apple App Store

via:新浪科技     time:2022/4/27 15:01:18     readed:137

IT House News on April 27th, a new estimation of the Application intelligence company Sensor Tower shows that in the recent cleansing that aims to clear the application that is no longer updated by its developers, 3,000 or more active applications, It may be removed from the App Store.

It is reported this weekend that Apple is cleaning up its application store, mainly cleaning for a long time without updating applications. Google also announced earlier that its PLAY store will begin to stop the download of expired applications.

IT House learned that in the past few days, some iOS developers said in social media that they received a notice from Apple. If they did not submit updates, their old applications would be removed from the App Store within 30 days.

After Sensor Tower analyzed at least 10,000 installations in 2022, it was found that about 2966 applications and games may face off the shelves in the latest cleaning of Apple because their last update was before or during 2018. However, according to the rumored developers reported, some people said that their applications have been updated recently, but they still receive Apple's warning notification. This shows that the real number of affected applications may be more.

Apple only informs them in the communication with developers. If their applications are "not updated for a long time", they will be removed from the shelves, but Apple does not point out how long it will not be updated. Essence

Under normal circumstances, the cleanup of these app stores is based on the needs of consumers. However, the complaints of the affected developers show that they believe that their applications are a completed project that may not be updated, similar to a piece of art. They believe that some cleaned applications and games are still available and can be played.

A developer Semen Gjermundsen complained on Twitter that his children's game application Motivoto was removed, but the application was still "completely available" and said that the policy was "an unfair obstacle to independent developers." Motivoto's last update was March 2019, more than three years ago.

In Apple's "Application Store Examination Guide" (section 2.5.1), the company told developers that the application must use only public APIs, and developers must maintain the "latest state of the application". More specifically, the guide indicates that developers "ensure that you gradually eliminate any abandoned functions, frameworks, or technologies. These functions, frameworks, or technologies will not be supported in the future operating system version."

Although Apple may not implement this guidelines for a long time, it has been doing this for many years with a semi -finalized rhythm. For example, a few years ago, Apple gradually canceled support for 32 -bit applications, and then deleted these applications from the App Store search. In 2016, Apple was aimed at outdated applications during a similar App Store cleaning. After a major blow to outdated applications, spam and cloned applications in 2017, Apple's application store size even atrophied for the first time.

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