Apple Inc on Saturday unveiled over 29,800 apps from the iOS Store in China. In fact, in this unveiled apps 26,000 are gaming apps, a Chinese research firm (Qimai), said this in a report. Apple has taken action against unlicensed apps by the Chinese authorities. However, no official message has received from Apple yet.
In February 2020, Apple gave deadline to publishers to inform them of the license number until June. Because of this user could access In-App Purchase. China’s Android app store has long adhered to these rules. However, it is not yet clear why Apple has been so tough this year.
Removed 2500 Apps Last Month:
The smartphone manufacturer removed over 2,500 apps from its App Store in the first week of July. The list of apps also includes gaming apps from developers like Zynga and Supercell. Meanwhile, the research firm Sensor Tower said in a report.
Chinese Government Cracks Down on Gaming Industry:
The Chinese Government has urged on enforcing strict rules on China’s gaming trade to regulate private data. The approval process for gaming apps that promote in-app purchases is very complex. That’s why this problem has risen for Chinese gaming app developers. The trade of the world’s largest game developers exists in China.
Problems for Small Developers:
Marketing manager for Apple at China said the move would have the greatest effect on small-sized developers. Their earnings will also cut down. But now the iOS game industry in China is also going through the pain of obtaining a business right.
Apple’s Deadline for License was on 30th June:
According to a Qimai report, in February 2020, Apple updated a notice on the backstage review page of its app store.
Under Chinese law, the General Administration of Press must license the apps and Publishing House. With this in mind, people had to make this license available by June 30, 2020. In fact, it was a deadline to submit the licence. License numbers for all existing apps are mandatory in mainland China.
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