Apple may be preparing to scrub its App Store of companies offering to promote other apps through paid partnerships with their developers.
The removal of the AppGratis curation software from the App Store earlier this week “was the first step” by Apple to enforce the recently-announced portions of the App Store Review Guidelines, according to one tech news outlet.
And while the AppGratis teams argues this is “far from finished,” looks like the legitimacy of the App Store’s ranking feature is at stake. On the surface, it seems Apple believes it is being threatened by third-party software for iDevices designed to recommend other apps, including promoting apps via social media.
Although developers debate the meaning of two clauses in Apple’s guidelines, the iPhone and iPad maker wants to head off any confusion by consumers, the Wednesday report suggests…