Apple Kicks AppGratis While It’s Down By Turning Off Push Notifications For Existing Users

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French startup, French minister. Hmmm.
French startup, French minister. Hmmm.
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AppGratis Was Charging Developers Lots Of Money To Game The App Store Charts

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There has been an unprecedented amount of drama surrounding the removal of AppGratis, a popular app discovery tool Apple recently pulled from the App Store. An online petition with over 800,000 signatures begs for Apple to bring AppGratis back into the App Store’s good graces. Heck, the French government is pissed. What’s all the fuss about?

Apple said that it pulled AppGratis for sending app promotions to iOS users via push notifications. The discovery service coordinates with third-party developers to offer discounts for paid apps. Apple also said that AppGratis behaved too much like the App Store itself.

It looks like AppGratis’s sins run deeper.

According to a leaked document, AppGratis was charging developers large sums to get their apps to the top of the App Store’s charts.

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French Minister Slams Apple For Dumping AppGratis

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French startup, French minister. Hmmm.
French startup, meed angry French minister.
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AppGratis The First Of Many App Recommenders To Be Pulled By Apple

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AppGratis On Why Its App Was Pulled: Apple Changed Its Mind Overnight

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