Facebook not happy Apple is forcing Gaming to launch on iOS without games

Facebook not happy Apple is forcing Gaming to launch on iOS without games

After many, many unsuccessful attempts to get into Apple’s App Store, Facebook’s Gaming app is finally out on iOS. But it’s missing an important functionality — gaming. And Facebook’s not too happy about it. 

In a statement given to The Verge, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg criticized Apple’s App Store rules, which bans gaming platforms (that aren’t built by Apple). “Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple’s approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app — meaning iOS users have an inferior experience to those using Android,” said Sandberg.

As is, the app is focused on discovering gaming content, watching game streams, and connecting with other gamers. A feature on the Android version called Instant Games, which allows users to play several mini games, isn’t available on iOS.  Read more…

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