Stuart Breckenridge

App Store Clean Up Continues Apace

Sarah Perez (via TechCrunch):

Apple had originally stated that the deadline for developers who wanted their outdated apps spared was September 7, 2016. However, Apple didn’t take immediate action during the month in terms of large-scale removals.

That seems to have changed in October, when 47,300 apps were removed from the App Store, Sensor Tower discovered.

47,300 is a huge number and while I applaud Apple’s efforts to clean up the App Store, I do think they need to be more forthcoming about their removal criteria. Back in September I wrote about1 the state of my own apps and which of those I thought would be inline for removal. I still haven’t received any indication — 30 day warning — from Apple that any of my apps will be removed.

One thing is clear though: removing 47,300 apps in a single month shows how serious Apple is about cleaning up the App Store.

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