What you need to know
- Rogue Amoeba has a new version of its Fission app.
- However, the developer says it is pulling the software from the Mac App Store.
- It says the marketplace is "beset with issues" and not a viable channel of distribution.
Developer Rogue Amoeba says the latest version of its Fission app will not be available on the Mac App Store, and that it is withdrawing from the marketplace.
In a release Thursday the developer stated:
The developer assured customers who had bought its app on the App Store would be transitioned for free to its directly distributed version. Rogue Amoeba had some strong words for Apple as to why it was moving away:
The company said it would keep evaluating the App Store as a possibility, not ruling out a return, but says that at present "it is simply not a viable distribution channel for us."
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