Apple Kicks AppGratis Out for violating rules

AppGratis, a French app with 10 million users that recently closed a $13.5 million round of funding, has been pulled from the iTunes App Store by Apple, reports CNet.

Apple has kicked AppGratis, a popular app-discovery app, out of the App Store for violating App Store rules that prevent applications promoting other apps and direct marketing. AppGratis promotes paid apps by offering one for free everyday.

The app vanished suddenly from the App Store yesterday without explanation or comment from Apple. Now Apple has confirmed that AppGratis violated two App Store Review Guidelines.

Apple didn’t comment any further on AppGratis, saying the move was a standard response to guideline violations. AppGratis hasn’t responded on the situation and it’s unclear if and when it will be back up on the App Store any time soon.


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