FlickType says it is discontinuing it award-winning keyboard app due to Apple's App Store issues

Flicktype Watch Keyboard
Flicktype Watch Keyboard (Image credit: Flicktype)

What you need to know

  • FlickType is discontinuing its award-winning keyboard app for the iPhone and Apple Watch.
  • The company says that continued issues with the App Store review process led to the decision.

Another developer is airing their grievance against Apple's App Store.

Earlier today, FlickType, an award-winning keyboard app for the iPhone and Apple Watch, announced that it was discontinuing the app due to Apple's "abuse."

"It's with a heavy heart today that we're announcing the discontinuation of our award-winning iPhone keyboard for blind users.Apple has thrown us obstacle after obstacle for years while we try to provide an app to improve people's lives, and we can no longer endure their abuse."

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The developer said that a recent update, which helped improve the user experience with iOS 15, was rejected. They went on to say that they reached out to Apple at least nine times to resolve the issue but never heard back.

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The company has already filed a lawsuit against Apple for the issues it has come across with its app, including "denying us access to our customers through the App Store for months."

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Apple's relationship with some developers has been very trying lately. The company is already locked in a lawsuit with Epic Games, which argues that the company exerts monopolistic power over the App Store.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.