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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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AppShopper Got Canned by Apple

Apple removes popular AppShopper app from sale as it falls afoul of App Store’s new app promotion clause

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Today brings a high profile removal from the App Store, as the popular AppShopper app is now missing from the store. The removal, publisher Arnold Kim confirmed to us, has to do with a new rule that Apple added back in September which governs the promotion of apps not your own inside your apps.

Specifically, the rule reads this way:

2.25 Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store will be rejected

A low volume of behind-the-scenes developer noise about the issue has been going on since the original discovery. We’ve heard that several were in talks with Apple about why their apps should be approved anyway and that there had been rejections delivered based on the rule.
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/12/...e/?fromcat=all

Way to be an *******, Apple. AppShopper was good and faster than any version of your crApple App Store.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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lame. glad i have it though
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:45 AM   #3
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Perhaps AppShopper should create a game, I don't know, a sudoku or something and add some bonuses on that sudoku app, which are.. the functionalities we know now.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:48 AM   #4
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Perhaps AppShopper should create a game, I don't know, a sudoku or something and add some bonuses on that sudoku app, which are.. the functionalities we know now.
Hidden easter eggs?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:54 AM   #5
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I guess I'll have to make doubly sure I still have the IPA in my backup for this.

There have been numerous times I've been able to get good deals for apps thanks to AppShopper and its notifications.

Or on the other hand, maybe we'll see a phone/tablet-optimized version of it?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:39 AM   #6
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Errrr ( Hope that saved IPAs will work well for us
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 05:51 AM   #7
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People can still use their website to create a wishlist and configure email alerts for apps on the wishlist right?

The app was useful for finding deals on apps I didn't ever heard about though...
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:39 AM   #8
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this sucks. I wrote some feedback to apple

http://www.apple.com/feedback/

maybe if every user did the same, they'd take notice.

hahahaha.. who am i kidding.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:06 AM   #9
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The replacement would be a mobile web app.

Seems like apple want people visiting their AppStore for finding software - apple could takes cues from appshopper and others - for example wish list and price drop notifications.
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