Apple is rejecting a bunch of coronavirus-related apps

Apple is rejecting a bunch of coronavirus-related apps

The App Store has no room for coronavirus apps. 

So reports CNBC, which notes that Apple is rejecting apps related to the virus unless they were “submitted by a recognized institution.” What qualifies as a recognized institution isn’t exactly clear, but we imagine groups like the World Health Organization would be in the clear. The App Store developer guidelines make no mention of recognized institutions, either. 

We reached out to Apple to confirm the report, but received no immediate response. The move by the tech giant appears to be aimed at countering misinformation related to the rapidly spreading virus. It’s unclear if any one app in particular sparked Apple’s crackdown, or if the company just wanted to get ahead of any potential bad actors.  Read more…

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