We reported back in February the news that Apple was chucking apps from its App Store with the word ‘Android’ in the title, but now it appears Apple have taken that policy one step further, banning Android-centric magazine app Android Magasinet from its App Store altogether. The offense? Dedicating the app exclusively to Google’s Android OS and handsets, apparently.
The app’s creator, Danish publisher Mediaprovider, was reportedly contacted by an Apple representative who explained, "It’s just about Android… We can’t have that in our App Store."
Brian Dixen, managing director of the company which produced the app, responded that, "it’s funny really, because I don’t think we would sell many magazines on Android through the Apple App Store, but the question is where this is going."
Apple have a well-trodden history of purging that which is unclean from the App Store, and Android-centric apps now look set to join WiFi finding apps and the plethora of apps deemed too sexy for Apple users’ sensibilities.
Posted by Richard Wordsworth