What you need to know
- Apple has apologized to the developer of an indigenous language app mistakenly removed from the App Store..
- The Sm'algyax Word app has now been restored.
Apple has apologized to the developer of an indigenous language app after mistakenly removing it from the App Store.
From Global News:
The report notes how the Sm'algyax Word app was launched on Android and iOS in July, was "unexpectedly" removed a few weeks later. Eshom received an email from Apple stating his developer account was to be terminated "for dishonest and fraudulent acts related to that agreement".
Pressed by Global News' Consumer Matters, Apple responded in a statement of apology:
Apple told the outlet it had removed more than half-a-million developer accounts for fraudulent activity in the last year. Just last week Apple removed a scam app fleecing App Store users out of $300,000 a month, however, the developer and other similar scam apps remain at large.
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