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Apple removes Launcher app from App Store for ‘misuse’ of iOS 8’s widget capability

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Apple removes Launcher app from App Store for ‘misuse’ of iOS 8’s widget capability

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An iOS 8 app that allowed customers to create customized shortcuts and entry them from a Notification Center widget has been removed from the App Store by Apple for what it calls “misuse of widgets,” the builders stated in a discover posted on the app’s web site.

The app, referred to as Launcher, labored by letting customers enter a URL or choose an software to be launched when a shortcut was tapped. The shortcuts would then be displayed in Notification Center, permitting fast entry to a spread of duties similar to beginning a telephone or FaceTime name, creating a brand new textual content message, e-mail, or iMessage, opening an software, or extra.

The app was pulled from the shop on Friday night time and Apple says there isn't any probability that it is going to be allowed again with the widget performance nonetheless in place.

Users who already upgraded to the professional model of the app by means of an in-app buy will nonetheless have the ability to use the professional capabilities, however nobody else will be capable of buy the improve. The builders have stated that whereas no new bug fixes or options will be capable of be launched for the software program, it'll nonetheless be capable of hook up with their very own servers and obtain updates to its listing of duties, giving them the power so as to add new features to the app over time.


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