Apple Pulls Box Office from AppStore

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Fans of Box Office, an iPhone lifestyle app that lets users leverage the GPS functionality of the iPhone to list theaters and movies playing within a user-definable radius (e.g. 10 miles) will be disappointed to find the application no longer available on Apple’s AppStore.

Metasyntactic, the developer responsible for the application, claims to have gotten no notification from Apple that the application had been pulled and has been unsuccessful in reaching anyone who could explain why it was taken down. “I’m in regular contact with all my data providers, and none of them have had an issue with my app,” he explained in a post on the MacRumors forum. “I’ve tried to contact [Apple] about the issue, but it’s been a complete dead end.”

The Box Office takedown comes on the heels of NullRiver’s NetShare roller-coaster ride on Friday, in which the app was mysteriously gone from the AppStore, then available again, and finally gone again, all with apparently no communication between Apple and the developer.

Via The iPhone Blog

4 responses to “Apple Pulls Box Office from AppStore”

  1. fuzzy says:

    Hmm, I just used this yesterday to confirm the start times for Dark Knight. I was not impressed with the film so maybe that’s why it was yanked.

  2. CG says:

    It crashed my phone every time I tried to run it. I replaced it with Tomatoes.